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Bug #72748 MySQLi error variables gets cleared executing any line of code after query
Submitted: 2016-08-03 17:26 UTC Modified: 2017-05-21 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.3 ± 0.9
Reproduced:2 of 3 (66.7%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:1 (50.0%)
From: mdutra at mdisys dot net Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: MySQLi related
PHP Version: 7.0.9 OS: CENTOS 6.8 x86_64
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-08-03 17:26 UTC] mdutra at mdisys dot net
From manual page:

I have consistently reproduced this issue in WAMP development and LAMP PHP7 production environments. When mysqli executes a query with sql syntax error it returns the errno, error and error_list values; but immediately after executing another line of code (any code at all) these values are cleared making it impossible to return the error number and description. I've tried several alternatives to retrieve these error values to no use. It is most likely a PHP 7 MySQLi driver issue. 

Test script:
namespace DB;
final class MySQLi {
	private $connection;

	public function __construct($hostname, $username, $password, $database, $port = '3306') {
		$this->connection = new \mysqli($hostname, $username, $password, $database, $port);

		if ($this->connection->connect_error) {
			throw new \Exception('Error: ' . mysql_error($this->connection) . '<br />Error No: ' . mysql_errno($this->connection) . '<br /> Error in: <b>' . $trace[1]['file'] . '</b> line <b>' . $trace[1]['line'] . '</b><br />' . $sql);

		$this->connection->query("SET SQL_MODE = ''");

	public function query($sql) {
		$query = $this->connection->query($sql);

                //*** Test line to prove any line of code executed does wipe off the error variables values.
                $errmsg = $this->connection->error;

		if ($query) {
			if ($query instanceof \mysqli_result) {
				$data = array();

				while ($row = $query->fetch_assoc()) {
					$data[] = $row;

				$result = new \stdClass();
				$result->num_rows = $query->num_rows;
				$result->row = isset($data[0]) ? $data[0] : array();
				$result->rows = $data;


				return $result;
			} else {
				return true;
		} else {
			throw new \Exception('Error: ' . $this->connection->error  . '<br />Error No: ' . $this->connection->errno . '<br />' . $sql);

	public function escape($value) {
		return $this->connection->real_escape_string($value);
	public function countAffected() {
		return $this->connection->affected_rows;

	public function getLastId() {
		return $this->connection->insert_id;
	public function connected() {
		return $this->connection->connected();
	public function __destruct() {


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 [2016-08-03 17:35 UTC] mdutra at mdisys dot net
To test issue just call the query passing a statement with SQL syntax error.

$db->query("DROP TABLE IF EXISTS xyz `oc_rwd_category`;");
 [2017-05-10 13:39 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2017-05-10 13:39 UTC]
Hi, can I ask you to attempt to reproduce this issue with the latest environment releases? We do have the suspect that this issue shall not appear anymore, indeed I'm not able to reproduce it locally.
 [2017-05-21 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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