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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

pg_fetch_assoc -- Fetch a row as an associative array


array pg_fetch_assoc ( resource result [, int row] )

pg_fetch_assoc() returns an associative array that corresponds to the fetched row (records).

pg_fetch_assoc() is equivalent to calling pg_fetch_array() with PGSQL_ASSOC as the optional third parameter. It only returns an associative array. If you need the numeric indices, use pg_fetch_row().

Note: This function sets NULL fields to PHP NULL value.

pg_fetch_assoc() is NOT significantly slower than using pg_fetch_row(), and is significantly easier to use.

Note: row became optional in PHP 4.1.0.



PostgreSQL query result resource, returned by pg_query(), pg_query_params() or pg_execute() (among others).


Row number in result to fetch. Rows are numbered from 0 upwards. If omitted, next row is fetched.

Return Values

An array indexed associatively (by field name). Each value in the array is represented as a string. Database NULL values are returned as NULL.

FALSE is returned if row exceeds the number of rows in the set, there are no more rows, or on any other error.


Example 1. pg_fetch_assoc() example

$conn = pg_connect("dbname=publisher");
if (!$conn) {
  echo "An error occured.\n";

$result = pg_query($conn, "SELECT id, author, email FROM authors");
if (!$result) {
  echo "An error occured.\n";

while ($row = pg_fetch_assoc($result)) {
  echo $row['id'];
  echo $row['author'];
  echo $row['email'];

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006