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Hi, new to this. Wondering if it is possible to enter figures from a mysql database into an array, which can be used on php functions? Example: so I have a function such as:
[code]for ($i=0; $i<count($Values); $i++){ if ($Values[$i]>$max){$max=$Values[$i];} }[/code]
Which gets the values from a fixed array:

Now i'm trying to get the data from a database. But the problem I cant figure out how to change everything so it uses the data from the database without changing the functions.

I was wondering if there is a way to get the data from the database, and write it into an array so that it will be the same as a variable, i.e I get something like:
which can be used by the current fuctions.

Make any sense ???

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MySQL has a a MAX() function to do this for you. If you still need to get the data into an array, see the tutorials on working with MySQL here.

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