I need a rank column in my MySQL statement, for example:

SET @rank=0;
SELECT @rank:=@rank +1 as rank, player, points 
FROM my_table

Is there a way to use the above with $wpdb? WordPress doesn't like having 2 lines, the ';' causes it to blow up.

$mydata = $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare(" --MySQL SELECT Statement-- "));

Thank you.

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You might try: SELECT NULL AS rank, player, points FROM my_table Then write a tiny loop to fill in the value for rank in each returned record?!?!?

It's a workaround rather than a solution but in the end, you'll have what you need.

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