mysqli_fetch_field_direct() : field meta data

$result_set->fetch_field_direct ($field_no);
mysqli_fetch_field_direct($result_set,$field_no)
The input parameter $result_set is the output of result set identifier of mysqli_query(), mysqli_store_result() or mysqli_use_result().

The output is a object with all field information ( meta data ) .

MySQLI database connection file

Example : Object Oriented Style
<?Php
require "config.php";// Database connection file.

if ($result = $connection->query("SELECT * FROM student")) {
    
$field_details = $result->fetch_field_direct(0);
echo "<br> <b>Name</b>  ".$field_details->name;
echo "<br> <b>Data Type</b>  ".$field_details->type;
echo "<br> <b>Max Length</b>  ".$field_details->max_length;
echo "<br> <b>Flags</b>  ".$field_details->flags;
echo "<br> <b>Table</b>  ".$field_details->table;
 $result->close();
}
?>
Name name
Data Type 253
Max Length 11
Flags 1
Table student

MySQL SELECT Query

Procedural style
<?Php
require "config.php";// Database connection file.

if ($result_set = mysqli_query($connection,$query)) {
$field_details=mysqli_fetch_field_direct($result_set,1);
echo "<br> <b>Name</b>  ".$field_details->name;
echo "<br> <b>Data Type</b>  ".$field_details->type;
echo "<br> <b>Max Length</b>  ".$field_details->max_length;
echo "<br> <b>Flags</b>  ".$field_details->flags;
echo "<br> <b>Table</b>  ".$field_details->table;    
}
?>
Data type number => name
    1=>'tinyint',
    2=>'smallint',
    3=>'int',
    4=>'float',
    5=>'double',
    7=>'timestamp',
    8=>'bigint',
    9=>'mediumint',
    10=>'date',
    11=>'time',
    12=>'datetime',
    13=>'year',
    16=>'bit',
    //252 is currently mapped to all text and blob types (MySQL 5.0.51a)
    253=>'varchar',
    254=>'char',
    246=>'decimal'

MySQL DUMP of student table

mysqli_fetch_field() to get details of all Columns

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