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(PHP 5 < 5.4.0, PECL sqlite >= 1.0.0)

sqlite_fetch_all -- SQLiteResult::fetchAll -- SQLiteUnbuffered::fetchAllFetches all rows from a result set as an array of arrays


array sqlite_fetch_all ( resource $result [, int $result_type = SQLITE_BOTH [, bool $decode_binary = true ]] )

Object oriented style (method):

array SQLiteResult::fetchAll ([ int $result_type = SQLITE_BOTH [, bool $decode_binary = true ]] )
array SQLiteUnbuffered::fetchAll ([ int $result_type = SQLITE_BOTH [, bool $decode_binary = true ]] )

sqlite_fetch_all() returns an array of the entire result set from the result resource. It is similar to calling sqlite_query() (or sqlite_unbuffered_query()) and then sqlite_fetch_array() for each row in the result set.



The SQLite result resource. This parameter is not required when using the object-oriented method.


The optional result_type parameter accepts a constant and determines how the returned array will be indexed. Using SQLITE_ASSOC will return only associative indices (named fields) while SQLITE_NUM will return only numerical indices (ordinal field numbers). SQLITE_BOTH will return both associative and numerical indices. SQLITE_BOTH is the default for this function.


When the decode_binary parameter is set to TRUE (the default), PHP will decode the binary encoding it applied to the data if it was encoded using the sqlite_escape_string(). You should normally leave this value at its default, unless you are interoperating with databases created by other sqlite capable applications.

Return Values

Returns an array of the remaining rows in a result set. If called right after sqlite_query(), it returns all rows. If called after sqlite_fetch_array(), it returns the rest. If there are no rows in a result set, it returns an empty array.

The column names returned by SQLITE_ASSOC and SQLITE_BOTH will be case-folded according to the value of the sqlite.assoc_case configuration option.


Example #1 Procedural example

$query sqlite_query($dbhandle'SELECT name, email FROM users LIMIT 25');
$result sqlite_fetch_all($querySQLITE_ASSOC);
foreach (
$result as $entry) {
'Name: ' $entry['name'] . '  E-mail: ' $entry['email'];

Example #2 Object-oriented example

= new SQLiteDatabase('sqlitedb');

$query $dbhandle->query('SELECT name, email FROM users LIMIT 25'); // buffered result set
$query $dbhandle->unbufferedQuery('SELECT name, email FROM users LIMIT 25'); // unbuffered result set

$result $query->fetchAll(SQLITE_ASSOC);
foreach (
$result as $entry) {
'Name: ' $entry['name'] . '  E-mail: ' $entry['email'];

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User Contributed Notes 1 note

12 years ago
The usage of sqlite_fetch_all should be your choise
(instead the well known practice of "while()" loop)
when unmodified tabledata is prefered.

Example code for a better illustration:
if ($dbhandle = sqlite_open('mysqlitedb', 0666, $sqliteerror)):
$query  = "SELECT x, y FROM sometable LIMIT 3;";
$result = sqlite_query($dbhandle, $query);

// usage with sqlite_fetch_all
$array1 = sqlite_fetch_all($result, SQLITE_ASSOC);

// the "well known practice"
$i = '0';
   while (
$row = sqlite_fetch_array($result, SQLITE_ASSOC)):
$array2["$i"] = $row;


There are no differents within the values of array1 and array2.
Both arrays will be something like:

    [0] => Array
            [x] => 22004
            [y] => example_data1

    [1] => Array
            [x] => 92044
            [y] => example_data2

    [2] => Array
            [x] => 143060
            [y] => example_data3

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