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Bug #68550 calling a field using an object type.
Submitted: 2014-12-05 09:47 UTC Modified: 2014-12-05 11:12 UTC
From: rahulagr12345 at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: PHP Language Specification
PHP Version: 5.4.35 OS: Any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2014-12-05 09:47 UTC] rahulagr12345 at yahoo dot com
Hi Sir,

I want to know that if i am calling a field using object having a dot[.] in it. leads to problem for me.

Test script:
field name in database is "pa.ab".

If we fetch data from database using mysql_fetch_object like 

"$database->pa.ab" It will read it as "$database->pa". 

First of all i want to know is this an bug, error or my mistake on it.

and if it an issue to be handle differently then how to handle such cases.

Expected result:
$database->pa.ab will be read and return the same value as in database

Actual result:
$database->pa will read by programm and nothing is returned.


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 [2014-12-05 11:12 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2014-12-05 11:12 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at

This isn't a bug. PHP identifiers can't have dots in them, since that's the concatenation operator.

You probably want to do $database->{"pa.ab"}
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