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Hi there,


Having an issue here.  I have a site where you can join a group.  When the user goes to the groups page it will list their groups that they have joined.  This is fine.  I also want to be able to show how many other members are in that group and am getting stuck.  $row group_name works ok but not sure how to start by adding another while loop in for the members.


The table consists of group id, group name, member id (L_ID) and member name


$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM groups2 WHERE L_ID = ". $_SESSION['member_ID'] .";");


while ( $row = mysql_fetch_array($result) ) {   


<td><font face='Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif' size='3'><strong>" . $row["group_name"] . "</strong></font></td>


<td><font face='Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif' size='1' color='#0000FF'><strong>Members ("???")</strong></font></td>


<td><hr width=95%><br></td>



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You need to have the group table separate from the users.


For instance,.

The GROUPS table




The USERS table




group  // This field would be INT and you would put a group id in it.


Then when you run an SQL query on the users you can JOIN the groups to it.

JOIN groups ON groups.group_id = users.group

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Prior to this post I did put 2 while loops in but it gave me 4 results when there are only 2 items in the DB currently.  Is there a way to use that instead?


I am a basic user when it comes to heavy coding so need some help on this i.e. some example code maybe?



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Why exactly do you need double while loops in the first place, you have exactly specified this.  You mentioned that you wanted a member count, but if you follow my instructions from the begging, you can get that in one query... i.e  ONE LOOP.

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I fully understand what you are saying but the query was fine and all I have done is add your JOIN ON and now it has an error, so I don't understand why there is a query error.


Also what count information would be needed in the Members () part as we haven't added a COUNT(*) yet??

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