turning a MySQL resource into a number or string?
Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:57 PM
echo "you bought 1 archer"; $data = mysql_query("SELECT Vals FROM vals2 WHERE ValsN = 'archers'"); if ($data == false) exit("This has failed"); $msg = mysql_fetch_assoc($data); echo "<br />"; echo $msg;//this just says that it is an array echo "<br />"; echo $data; echo "<br />"; $msg2 = mysql_num_fields($data); echo $msg2; echo "<br />"; $msg3 = mysql_fetch_row($data);//this is not shown for some reason echo $msg3;
This is the code.
I'd like to get a number out of the db, and convert the resource into just a number value or string, then alter the number in PHP (i know how to do that part) then put the number back into the db (I think I can do that also)
I just don't know how to convert a resource ("$data") into a variable to use in the PHP code.
Hopefully you know what I mean.
(the output of the above code is)
Shop choice method.
you bought 1 archer
Resource id #4
Edited by dannerz, 02 March 2014 - 05:00 PM.
Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:39 PM Best Answer
have a look at the example in the manual http://uk1.php.net/m...fetch-assoc.php
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:53 PM
I'll start copy pasting and editing (thanks)
Edited by dannerz, 02 March 2014 - 05:53 PM.
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