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#1 esoom

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:33 AM

if i have a table with its hostname as DBserver and database name as Dbase and the table consists of 5 columns called catref, title, artist, catorgry and number

how would i write the code to connect to the database and retrieve all the information on the table as a results table.....can some1 help me

#2 .josh

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:45 AM

assuming you have a table called 'table' and some columns called 'name' and 'email' for example purposes:

//database information used to connect
$host = 'localhost'; // the host name for the database. usually 'localhost' works
$user = 'username'; // the database username
$pass = 'password'; // the database password
$dbname = 'databasename'; //name of your database

//connect to the database
$conn = mysql_connect($host, $user, $pass) or die(mysql_error());
$db = mysql_select_db($dbname) or die(mysql_error();

//select all the information from the table
$sql = "select * from table";
$result = mysql_query($sql, $conn) or die(mysql_error());

//get the results of the query and print it out
while ($listinfo = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
   echo $listinfo['name'] . " " . $listinfo['email'] . "<br>";

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 02:21 AM

Oh right

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#4 esoom

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 05:54 PM

another thing

ive written this code

$result=@mysql_query("SELECT Title, Artist
FROM Stock WHERE Category='$cat'");
while ($item=@mysql_fetch_array($result))
print("<p>$Title $Artist</p>");
print("<p>$number matches found</p>");

but how do i generate this in html when this run

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