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How To Loop through Result Set Objects using mssql_fetch_array()?

If the returning output of a query statement is captured in a result set object, you can use mssql_fetch_array() to loop through each row in the output.

The tutorial PHP script below shows you how to list tables in the database:

  $con = mssql_connect('LOCALHOST','sa','FYIcenter');
  mssql_select_db('FyiCenterData', $con);

  $sql = "SELECT * FROM  sys.objects"
     . " WHERE type_desc='USER_TABLE'";
  $res = mssql_query($sql, $con);
  print("User Tables:\n");
  while ($row = mssql_fetch_array($res)) {
     print("   ".$row{'name'}."\n");


If you run this script, you will get something like:

User Tables:

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