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#1 gladiator83x

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:49 PM

Hi All,

I was just wondering if anyone could help me troubleshoot this error that I keep receiving. I am trying to delete something in a table if it is  already in there, and I keep receiving an error message that states that something is wrong with my syntax. I changed it around several times, but still nothing. Any suggestions?

$res=mysql_query("select * from End_Review");
if(mysql_num_rows($res)==0) echo "there is no data in table..";
if (mysql_num_rows($res)!=0)


// $row is an array of titles
mysql_query("DELETE FROM End_Review WHERE $title==$row[topic_title]")
or die(mysql_error());

If it helps, this is how I input data into this table--it works fine.

mysql_query("INSERT INTO End_Review
(id,topic_title, date) VALUES('','$title','$test_date' ) ")
or die(mysql_error());

#2 dptr1988

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:57 PM

I think that topic_title in $row[topic_title] should be in quotes.

mysql_query("DELETE FROM End_Review WHERE $title==$row[topic_title]")

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#3 jvrothjr

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:00 PM

$query = "delete from End_review where topic_title = ".$title;
mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());

you need to compair it to a field name.....
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#4 akitchin

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:50 PM

agreed about needing to compare an actual field with something.  jvroth fixed the actual issue without pointing it out - comparison in MySQL takes place with one equal sign, not two.  have a look in the MySQL manual at the comparison operators.

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