I'm trying to learn how to make select queries with Drupal, so I made a form, and when I submit the form I try to query the database and get some results, but instead I'm redirected to an error page, here's how I select nodes from DB :

function my_module_form_submit($form, &$form_state)
    $query = db_select('node', 'n')->extend('PagerDefault');
    $query->condition('type', 'myContentType');
    $result = $query->execute();
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    What is the error message?
    – sareed
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 14:45
  • I'm not getting any error message :/
    – teeyo
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 14:50

2 Answers 2


You have missed fields() & fetch type -- fetchAll().

Below is the working example. You can find more details here (db_select API)

$query = db_select('node', 'n')->extend('PagerDefault');
$query->fields('n'); // This is like select *. You can retrieve specific fields too.
$query->condition('type', 'article');
$result = $query->execute()->fetchAll(); // you can fetch by object, array, etc...
  • Yup thanks, I used fetchObject with a while loop.
    – teeyo
    Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 10:00

I don't know exactly what was the issue with the code I used before, but using a more advanced query resolved the problem ( being redirected to an error page ) :

$query = db_select("node", "n");
$query->fields("n", array("nid"));
$query->fields("n", array("created"));
$query->fields("n", array("type"));

$query->fields("f1", array('field_f1_value'));
$query->fields("f2", array('field_f2_value'));

$query->leftJoin('field_data_f1', 'f1', 'f1.entity_id = n.nid');
$query->leftJoin('field_data_f2', 'f2', 'f2.entity_id = n.nid');
// ...

$query->condition('n.type', 'voitures_d_occasion', '=');
$query = $query->orderBy('n.created', 'DESC');
$query = $query->extend('TableSort')->extend('PagerDefault')->limit(10);
$result = $query->execute();

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