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php – zend not using columns, and selecting everything

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I have the following code

$result = $handle->select()->from('store_details')
                               ->where('store_details.store_id=?', $id)

However, when I run it, the entire row is selected, not just the column I wanted.
Here is the output from __toString

SELECT `store_details`.*, `store_details`.`store_name` 
FROM `store_details` WHERE (store_details.store_id=8)

Any help?

How to&Answers:

The columns() method is for adding columns to an existing from or join. The correct way to build your query is:

$result = $handle->select()->from('store_details','store_details.store_name')->where('store_details.store_id=?', $id);

You need to specify the columns you want as the second parameter to the from() method, as a string if it is just one column, or as an array for multiple columns. From the Zend_Db_Select docs:

In the second argument of the from()
method, you can specify the columns to
select from the respective table. If
you specify no columns, the default is
“*”, the SQL wildcard for “all

You can list the columns in a simple
array of strings, or as an associative
mapping of column alias to column
name. If you only have one column to
query, and you don’t need to specify a
column alias, you can list it as a
plain string instead of an array.


If you already have the select object (means the from() was called before), you should use $select->reset(Zend_Db_Select::COLUMNS); and then call columns() as you do in the example.