Bit short on comments and tips bout this one so head down to mysql_fetch_fields where the concept is the same. I seemed to get an infinite loop over there using the $i counter tho, so I used a for loop instead.
The list of properties you can get from what I've called $info is in the example to the mysql equivalent.
//start of an example to print out column headings
$info = sybase_fetch_field($query);
echo "<td> $info->name </td>";
(PHP 4, PHP 5)
sybase_fetch_field — Get field information from a result
$field_offset= -1 ] )
sybase_fetch_field() can be used in order to obtain information about fields in a certain query result.
If the field offset isn't specified, the next field that wasn't yet retrieved by sybase_fetch_field() is retrieved.
Returns an object containing field information.
The properties of the object are:
- name - column name. if the column is a result of a function, this property is set to computed#N, where #N is a serial number.
- column_source - the table from which the column was taken
- max_length - maximum length of the column
- numeric - 1 if the column is numeric
- type - datatype of the column
- sybase_field_seek() - Sets field offset
The 'type' field contains (roughly) the datatype of the source column. Types returned are:
'type' Sybase Type
string CHAR, VARCHAR, TEXT
blob BINARY, VARBINARY
int TINYINT, SMALLINT, INT
real REAL, FLOAT, NUMERIC, DECIMAL
datetime DATETIME, SMALLDATETIME