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hello i am try to get a group of data from mysql with c++ language
i did some research but i only got the info how to get one data
for an example

from the table of 'mytable'
there is 2 colum

one 1st column is name
2nd column is age

in the name column i got
'jessica' 'jessie' and 'jessy

age was 10, 12, 18

how do i store all of the data to a list of string
when i am calling SELECT * from mytable

What I have tried:

char* retrieveData(char* sqlStatement) {
		mysql_query(_mysqlCon, sqlStatement);
		_mysqlResult = mysql_store_result(_mysqlCon);
		if((_mysqlRows = mysql_fetch_row(_mysqlResult)) == NULL) return "No student's data was found";
		else while (1) {
			return _mysqlRows[0];

this is what i have done.
but i just only got jessica as a result

when i change to _mysqlRow[1];
i got 10

but when i try to fetch _mysqlRow[2] to _mysqlRow[5]
the result was null..

but when i try this
__declspec(dllexport) int dataRow(char* sqlStatement) {
		mysql_query(_mysqlCon, sqlStatement);
		_mysqlResult = mysql_store_result(_mysqlCon);
		return mysql_num_rows(_mysqlResult);

it actually tell me that the row of data was 6..
Posted 23-Aug-17 15:24pm
Updated 24-Aug-17 0:20am
Mohibur Rashid 23-Aug-17 21:58pm
What would happened if you call mysql_fetch_row again before you free and close?
What would eventually happen if you keep doing this?

Say, you have 10 rows. And you did that 11 times, what will be in _mysqlRows?
Please investigate

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Solution 1

Read the documentation of the used functions and have a look at some example code. Both can be found in the web.

To iterate over the results use something like this (untested):
MYSQL_RES *result = mysql_store_result(mysqlCon);
if (result != NULL) 
    int numFields = mysql_num_fields(result);
    MYSQL_ROW row;
    while ((row = mysql_fetch_row(result))) 
        // Row
        for (int i = 0; i < numFields; i++) 
            // Access field with row[i]
    // Handle no matching data found

Some notes:

Don't return from a function without cleanup. In your code the result may be not freed and the connection may be not closed.

You should not use names and defines that begin with an underscore. These are reserved for usage by the compiler implementation.
newbie1992 24-Aug-17 3:59am
ok sir.. noted with thanks..
btw. sir.. actually i just found what is the problem of my code..
i was doing dll file with c++
it is use to retrieve data from database and return the value back to c#
this is my code:

from c++

__declspec(dllexport) char* retrieveData(char* sqlStatement, int noOfstatement) {
mysql_query(mysqlCon, sqlStatement);
mysqlResult = mysql_store_result(mysqlCon);
if (!(mysqlResult == NULL)) {
while ((mysqlRows = mysql_fetch_row(mysqlResult))) {
printf("%s\t%s\n", mysqlRows[0], mysqlRows[1]);

in c#

public static extern intptr retrieveData([MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPStr)]string sqlStatement, int noOfstatement);

retrieveData(Marshal.PtrToStingAnsi("select name, ic from studentdatabase where name LIKE 'j%'"), 2);

from the code above i only able to print out one row of data
but after i change the return type of data to void
it finally give 4 rows of data
newbie1992 24-Aug-17 4:01am
in this case, is there any to store the data i got from the query?

my idea is try to push all of the element i got from the querry to a list of char
then slowly pass the string to c#.
is this a good practice? or is there any better recommendation?
Jochen Arndt 24-Aug-17 4:44am
Why do you want to call a C++ DLL instead of using the C# MySQL connector?

It is making all much more complicated. You would have to return a string array which requires proper allocation in the C++ DLL. Doing so will also lose the ability to return non-string data (e.g. dates and floating point values) which are prone to conversion errors.

To avoid the above you would have to return an array of variant data. That would be the "professional" method but is a quite complex task.
newbie1992 24-Aug-17 9:34am
i create this dll file
so that my c# will focus on the User Interface only
and the dll file will act as the engine for this program
is this a bad idea sir?
Jochen Arndt 24-Aug-17 9:53am
It is a bad idea because you are making it complicated and complex. Moving code to a DLL will not make it vanish. It will be still part of your application and most likely not used by any other application.

Just put the database operations into an own C# class.
newbie1992 24-Aug-17 18:57pm
Ok sir.. thanks for the advice

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