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Get Last Executed Query in PHP PDO

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I would like to know what query is executed using PHP PDO. I have:


try {  
  $DBH = new PDO("mysql:host=localhost;dbname=mytable", 'myuser', 'mypass');  
catch(PDOException $e) {  
    echo $e->getMessage();  


$STH = $DBH->("INSERT INTO mytable (column1, column2, column3 /* etc...*/) value (:column1, :column2, :column3 /* etc...*/)"); 
$STH->bindParam(':column1', $column1);  
$STH->bindParam(':column2', $column2);  
$STH->bindParam(':column3', $column3);  
 /* etc...*/


// what is my query?

I would like to get something like:

INSERT INTO mytable (column1, column2, column3) value ('my first column', 32, 'some text')

Is it possible? Thanks

How to&Answers:

class MyPDOStatement extends PDOStatement
  protected $_debugValues = null;

  protected function __construct()
    // need this empty construct()!

  public function execute($values=array())
    $this->_debugValues = $values;
    try {
      $t = parent::execute($values);
      // maybe do some logging here?
    } catch (PDOException $e) {
      // maybe do some logging here?
      throw $e;

    return $t;

  public function _debugQuery($replaced=true)
    $q = $this->queryString;

    if (!$replaced) {
      return $q;

    return preg_replace_callback('/:([0-9a-z_]+)/i', array($this, '_debugReplace'), $q);

  protected function _debugReplace($m)
    $v = $this->_debugValues[$m[1]];
    if ($v === null) {
      return "NULL";
    if (!is_numeric($v)) {
      $v = str_replace("'", "''", $v);

    return "'". $v ."'";

// have a look at http://www.php.net/manual/en/pdo.constants.php
$options = array(
  PDO::ATTR_STATEMENT_CLASS => array('MyPDOStatement', array()),

// create PDO with custom PDOStatement class
$pdo = new PDO($dsn, $username, $password, $options);

// prepare a query
$query = $pdo->prepare("INSERT INTO mytable (column1, column2, column3)
  VALUES (:col1, :col2, :col3)");

// execute the prepared statement
  'col1' => "hello world",
  'col2' => 47.11,
  'col3' => null,

// output the query and the query with values inserted
var_dump( $query->queryString, $query->_debugQuery() );


Most people create a wrapper class around the PDO object to record the queries as they are sent to the database. Hardly anyone uses a direct PDO object since you can add extra helper methods by wrapping, or extending PDO.

 * Run a SQL query and return the statement object
 * @param string $sql query to run
 * @param array $params the prepared query params
 * @return PDOStatement
public function query($sql, array $params = NULL)
    $statement = $this->pdo->prepare($sql);


    // Save query results by database type
    self::$queries[] = $sql;

    return $statement;