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Simple Select

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2) simple_select - Used to perform a simple select query (with no joins) on a table

string simple_select ( string table [,string field(s)] [, string conditions] [, array options])

Builds a simple query, then sends it off to $db->query().


   The table name to be queried.


   Comma delimetered list of fields to be selected.


   SQL formatted list of conditions to be matched.


   List of options: order by, order direction, limit, limit start

Returns a resource on success, or FALSE on error.

Example 1. $db->fetch_field() example (in 1.4.x)

global $db;

$query = $db->simple_select("settings", "*",
"name='boardclosed_reason'", array("order_by" => 'name',
"order_dir" => 'DESC', "limit" => 1));

$settings = $db->fetch_array($query);

		[sid] => 6
		[name] => boardclosed_reason
		[title] => Board Closed Reason
		[description] => If your forum is closed, you can set a
 message here that your visitors will be able to see when they visit
 your forums.
		[optionscode] => textarea
		[value] => These forums are currently closed for maintenance.
 Please check back later.
		[disporder] => 2
		[gid] => 2

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