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I posted this on PHP help too, not sure where it should go. At second thoughts it probobly suits MySQL better...


When I use the following code it doesn't error, but instead brings back something that I don't udnerstand.


The code is meant to pull the first post of each topic located in the news board of my phpBB forum.


phpBB uses 2 tables to store its posts. I made this code originally to pull code of SMF forums, and it worked, but SMF only used one table.


$result = mysql_query("SELECT Distinct post_id FROM phpbb_posts where forum_id='1' order by post_id desc")
or die(mysql_error());

echo "<table boarder='0'>";
echo "<tr><th>Subject</th><th>Message</th></tr>";

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

$result1 = mysql_query("Select * from phpbb_posts_text where post_id=".$result." order by post_id asc limit 1")
or die(mysql_error());

while($row = mysql_fetch_array( $result1 )) {

echo "<tr><td>";

echo $row['post_subject'];

echo "</td><td>";

echo $row['post_text'];

echo "</td></tr>";



echo "</table>";
echo $result1;


I put $result1 at the end to see what it returns, it should return nubers only, sinse only numbers exist in that table. However it replies with 'Resource id#4'.


It currently does reveal the newest post of the newest topic twice in the table, then stops.

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