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stuart.cole

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Hi again,

I have an issue, and although I see quite a bit of information I think should help, it just doesn;t seem to make sense - hence posting here...

I have set a form up to add news to a database - works. The data when entered even has the physical line breaks and formatting of the data being pasted into it...

Retreiving the information works, showing it works - formatting it is doing my head in...

Is there a way to call the info with the formatting as it was when added to the database? I'm using an echo request as shown below, and have tried adding nl2br but with no joy ... any idea's?



[code]<table width="640px" class="style10"><td>
<? $Newsid = $_GET['Newsid'];
$query = "SELECT * FROM News WHERE Newsid='" . $Newsid . "'";
$result = mysql_query($query) or die('Query failed: ' . mysql_error());

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

echo "<br><br><br><br>" . $row['Date'] . "<br><br>"  . $row['Heading'] . "";

echo "<br><br>" . $row['Subhead'] . "<br><br>" . $row['Main'] . "<p></p><p></p>";}

?></td></table>[/code]

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Please put [b][[/b][b]code][/b] ... [b][[/b][b]/code][/b] tags around your code to make it more readable.

As for your request, try this:

[code]<?php
// Get the value from the URL
$Newsid = $_GET['Newsid'];

// Construct and execute the query
$query = "SELECT * FROM News WHERE Newsid = '$Newsid'";
$result = mysql_query($query) or die('Query failed: ' . mysql_error());

// Loop through the results creating a table for each row
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result, MYSQL_ASSOC)){
  $main = nl2br($row['Main']); // Change the "\n" to <br>

  // Echo the code
  echo <<<HTML
<table width="640px" class="style10">
<tr>
  <td>{$row['Date']}</td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td>{$row['Heading']}</td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td>{$row['Subhead']}</td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td>{$main}</td>
</tr>
</table>
<br /><br />
HTML;
}
?>[/code]

Regards
Huggie

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This is off-topic, but well...

HuggieBear: Instead of [nobbc][b][[/b][b]code][/b] ... [b][[/b][b]/code][/b][/nobbc] you can just type: [nobbc][nobbc][code] ... [/code][/nobbc][/nobbc] ;)

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