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Default sql.phpm

I will start by apologizing for not even knowing what to search for. So I'm asking a question that may have already been answered.

I am using the sql.phpm example out of your book "Professional PHP 5" from chapter 7. After adapting it to mysql and debugging it, I have beat my head against the wall over and over because I when I call GetRowHash(0), what I get back seems to be useless. It appears to be an array containing a result row. I try to access it using either:
$record = $sql->GetRowHash(0);
foreach ($record as $key => $value) {
	print $key ." = " . $value;
$ss = $record['ss'];
and I get nothing. Please help me to understand how I can use this result array properly. I have included the modified sql.phpm file.

class sql {
	private $result_rows;  # Result rows hash
	private $query_handle;  # db: the query handle
	private $link_ident;  # db: the link identifier
	private $num_rows;  # db: count rows returned

	public function __construct() {
		/* Define connection details to the MySQL server */
		define("DB_HOST", "localhost");
		define("DB_USER", "someuser");
		define("DB_PASS", "password");
		$db_name = "PCPD";
		$this->link_ident = mysql_connect(DB_HOST, DB_USER, DB_PASS) OR die("Cannot connect to MySQL server!");

	public function Query($sql, $code_return_mode = 0) {
		$querytype = substr($sql, 0, strpos($sql, ' '));
		$result = mysql_query($sql)or die('Query failed: ' . mysql_error() . "<br />\n$sql"); ;

		if (!$result) {
			error_log("QUERY FAILED: $sql\n");

		if ($querytype == 'INSERT' | $querytype == 'UPDATE' | $querytype == 'REPLACE' | $querytype == 'DELETE') {
			if (mysql_affected_rows() > 0) { // mysql_affected_rows() = INSERT, UPDATE, REPLACE or DELETE Statements
				$this->num_rows = mysql_affected_rows();
		else {
			if (mysql_num_rows($result) > 0) {
				$this->num_rows = mysql_num_rows($result); //Only SELECT Statements
				for ($i=0; $i <= mysql_num_rows($result)-1; $i++) { // mysql_num_rows() = SELECT Statements
					$resultarray = mysql_fetch_array($result);
					$return_array[$i] = $resultarray;
				$this->result_rows = $return_array;
			else {
				$this->num_rows = 0;
				return(0);  # return 0 if it fails

	public function GetNumRows() {
		return ($this->num_rows);

	public function GetResult($row_num, $column_name) {
		return ($this->result_rows[$row_num][$column_name]);

	public function GetRowHash($row_num) {
		return ($this->result_rows[$row_num]);

	public function GetTableHash() {
		return $this->result_rows;

	public function Done($close_connection = 0) {
		if ($close_connection) {
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I found that I called the query in the instantiation rather than in the actual function call sql->Query("SELECT * FROM..."). Stupid me!!!

Now it acts like an array and I can extract data normally.


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