mysql_query - Man Page


mysql_query - executes a null terminated statement string


#include <mysql.h>

int mysql_query(MYSQL * mysql,
                const char * query);


Performs a statement pointed to by the null terminate string query against the database. Contrary to mysql_real_query(3), mysql_query() is not binary safe.


  • mysql - a mysql handle, which was previously allocated by mysql_init(3) and connected by mysql_real_connect(3).
  • query -a null terminated string containing the statement to be performed.


  • For executing multi statements the statements within the null terminated string statements must be separated by a semicolon.
  • If your statement contains binary data you should use mysql_real_query(3) or escape your data with mysql_hex_string(3).
  • To determine if a statement returned a result set use the function mysql_field_count(3).

Return value

Returns zero on success, non zero on failure.

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