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anthonydamasco

PHP search help

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Hey, I want to search using PHP and Mysql but I know I'm doing this wrong

[code=php:0]
$search=$_POST["search"];
$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM joborder WHERE companyname LIKE '%$search%'");
while($r=mysql_fetch_array($result))
{
 
  $companyname=$r["companyname"];
  $posdes=$r["positiondescription"];
  $firstname=$r["firstname"];
  $date=$r["date"];
  $email=$r["email"];
  $id=$r["orderid"];
 
  echo "<table width="534" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <td width="135">Company Name: </td>
    <td width="131">$companyname</td>
    <td width="134">Contact Name: </td>
    <td width="134">$firstname</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Email: </td>
    <td>$email</td>
    <td>Date:</td>
    <td>$date</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td colspan="4">Order ID Number : $id</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td colspan="4">Position Description : </td>
  </tr>
</table>";
}
?>
[/code]

I want my variables displayed in that table, what do I have to fix?

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if you use double quoted string you must escape any double quotes within that string!

so each time you have anything like width="534" you shoudl use width=\"534\"

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You start your ech with a double quote. But then you also surround the html attributes with double quotes. Anything between your first echo "and the last echo " should be single quotes or escaped. Then the PHP variables will display allright. You should (just 1 line example) write e.g.:
[code]echo "<table width='534' border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='0'>
  <tr>
    <td width='135'>Company Name: </td>
etc .....
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