wpdb::get_var( string|null $query = null, int $x, int $y )

Retrieve one variable from the database.

Description Description

Executes a SQL query and returns the value from the SQL result. If the SQL result contains more than one column and/or more than one row, this function returns the value in the column and row specified. If $query is null, this function returns the value in the specified column and row from the previous SQL result.

Parameters Parameters


(string|null) (Optional) SQL query. Defaults to null, use the result from the previous query.

Default value: null


(int) (Optional) Column of value to return. Indexed from 0.


(int) (Optional) Row of value to return. Indexed from 0.

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Return Return

(string|null) Database query result (as string), or null on failure

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/wp-db.php

	public function get_var( $query = null, $x = 0, $y = 0 ) {
		$this->func_call = "\$db->get_var(\"$query\", $x, $y)";

		if ( $this->check_current_query && $this->check_safe_collation( $query ) ) {
			$this->check_current_query = false;

		if ( $query ) {
			$this->query( $query );

		// Extract var out of cached results based x,y vals.
		if ( ! empty( $this->last_result[ $y ] ) ) {
			$values = array_values( get_object_vars( $this->last_result[ $y ] ) );

		// If there is a value return it else return null.
		return ( isset( $values[ $x ] ) && '' !== $values[ $x ] ) ? $values[ $x ] : null;

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Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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