Simple MS-SQL example

This is a simple example on how to query a Microsoft SQL Server by using PHP.

** Connect to database:
// Connect to the database (host, username, password)
$con = mssql_connect('localhost','admin','foo') 
    or die('Could not connect to the server!');
// Select a database:
    or die('Could not select a database.');
// Example query: (TOP 10 equal LIMIT 0,10 in MySQL)
// Execute query:
$result = mssql_query($SQL) 
    or die('A error occured: ' . mysql_error());
// Get result count:
$Count = mssql_num_rows($result);
print "Showing $count rows:<hr/>\n\n";
// Fetch rows:
while ($Row = mssql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
    print $Row['Fieldname'] . "\n";
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Older comments:

Adam Kinney June 22, 2011 at 18:34
What if your database column name has a space in it or a special character? ( for example: Entry Date or complete? ) This is an issue I am running into and it won’t display the data.
Luke Hardiman June 15, 2010 at 04:07
$result = mssql_query($SQL)
or die('A error occured: ' . mysql_error());

.mysql_error is ment to be mssql_get_last_message