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Re: Getting Values from a MySql ENUM Field

by greywolf (Priest)
on Aug 16, 2002 at 00:20 UTC ( #190558=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Getting Values from a MySql ENUM Field

I found this in the MySQL documention:
"If you want to get all possible values for an ENUM column, you should use: SHOW COLUMNS FROM table_name LIKE enum_column_name and parse the ENUM definition in the second column."

I have used something like this in the past:
A query like the one above will give you a string that has all the values in it. You can then split this string on commas into an array. You can then iterate the array and strip out the extra junk.

It's kind of a nasty solution but it will work. I leave the details of how to accomplish this for your 'Fun Time'.

mr greywolf
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Re^2: Getting Values from a MySql ENUM Field
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 07, 2010 at 17:31 UTC
    in PHP it would be: preg_match_all( "|'(.+?)'|", $strType, $arrMatches ); Feel free to use the pattern.

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