In SQL Server to get the total number of rows affected by the last statement, you can use the system variable @@ROWCOUNT. Similarly, in MySQL you can find it using FOUND_ROWS () function.
Let us create this dataset
CREATE TABLE TEST(ID INT, NAME VARCHAR(30)); INSERT INTO TEST(ID,NAME) SELECT 1,'NAME1' UNION ALL SELECT 2,'NAME2' UNION ALL SELECT 3,'NAME3' UNION ALL SELECT 4,'NAME4' UNION ALL SELECT 5,'NAME5'; SELECT * FROM TEST; SELECT FOUND_ROWS();
The above will return two resultsets. The second result set will be 5 (no of rows for the SELECT statement).
You can also use SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS along with FOUND_ROWS () to get the total number of rows in a table. When SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS is used FOUND_ROWS() will omit the LIMIT clause.
SELECT * FROM TEST LIMIT 2;
The above will return 2 rows only.
SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM TEST LIMIT 2; SELECT FOUND_ROWS();
When you execute the above, it returns two result sets. The first result set will return two rows. The second result set will return 5 (total number of rows without LIMIT clause).
I think this is really interesting function and we can use it in daily application. Do leave a comment if you are using an application where you need to know how many rows were affected with the previous comment.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)