I want to count the number of rows of this custom wordpress query and it does not work:

*PS I am accessing a custom table inside my wordpress database, mabe by myself. The $wpdb->get_results part works.*

$myquery = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM `$table` WHERE $myconditions"); 
$nr = $myquery->num_rows;

Any ideas why?

Important: using $wpdb->get_results like this:

  • Do I need to prepare the query (i read it in the codex)?
  • Do I need to somehow reset the query after I have used it?

Ty for helping!

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Doing a Select Count(*) ... will only ever output one row with a single value - the number of rows that satisfied your where clause.

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