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I've never worked with multidimensional arrays. I have developed a calendar app. Right now i have it query the db for every day. So potentially 31 queries. Two part question: Would it be better(more "optimized") to query the db once to get all the events in that month for a certain calendar and put the rows into a multidimensional array and use php to determine which events to put in what days? And if that's the case, how do you cycle through the first key in an array like the following? I'm not even sure if this is the best way to structure the array. The number's represent the id number in the db and i will need to cycle through these.

 

$events = array
  (
  "1"=>array
  (
  "Bob's Birthday",
  "2011-05-24 16:30:0",
  "2011-05-25 12:00:00",
  ),
  "2"=>array
  (
   "Day Off",
  "2011-05-27 08:30:0",
  "2011-05-28 17:00:00",
  ),
  "3"=>array
  (
   "Pay rent",
  "2011-06-01 08:00:0",
  "2011-05-01 17:00:00",
  )
  );


//something like this...maybe?

foreach($events['first_key'] as $key => $value) 
{
   // not a clue how to reference the contents
}

 

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You can use nested foreach loops to loop through a multidimensional array. FOr example

foreach( $events as $row){
  //now going through each row. This is basically the array of each days event info
  foreach($row as $column){
    //now we have each individual piece of information on the event
  }
}

 

hope this helps

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