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X--SOLVED--Xnoob here needs help

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here is my code

$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM news");

while ( $row = mysql_fetch_array($result) )

<div style="width:450px;">

<h3><u>title:<br />
<?php echo @$row['title']; ?></u></h3>
<p>content:<br />
<?php echo @$row['content']; ?></p>
<p><b>Posted On:</b><i><?php echo @$row['date']; ?> by <?php echo @$row['user']; ?></i></p>
<hr />


<?php }?> [/code]

now how do i only read the latest rows that where put into the database


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$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM news");

needs to be

$result = mysql_query("SELECT TOP 5 * FROM news ORDER by date DESC");
$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM news ORDER by date  DESC LIMIT 5");

Just an example of how it can be done

EDIT: replace 'date' for the fieldname in your database where you store the date/datetime stamp


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What do you mean by 'latest rows', do you mean the last row or the last couple of rows. If its the last row and you have an auto incrementing id field you can use mysql_insert_id to grab the latest inserted record. Or if you want the last couple of rows use LIMIT and ORDER BY

[code]SELECT * FROM news ORDER by id_col DESC LIMIT 3[/code]
That'll grab the last 3 rows in the news table.

Umm too slow shocker beat me :( ;)

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