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jcoones
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Hi,

I'm having a problem creating an HTML table in php.  I used php code that I believed was the proper format but I guess it is not.  I'm trying to pull data from a MySQL database and put the contents into a 3 cell table. There should be one cell in the first row and 2 cells side-by-side in the second row. The data is being displayed ok but just not in a table.  Maybe someone can steer me in the right direction to create an html table in php.

 

Here is the code tat I used:

<?php
echo “<center>”;
echo “<table width="600" cellpadding="6">”;
echo “<tr>”;
echo ”<td>”;

$dog = $_POST['breed'];
$servername = "localhost";
$username = "myusername";
$password = "**************";
$dbname = "mydatabase";

// Create connection
$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if ($conn->connect_error) {
    die("Connection failed: " . $conn->connect_error);
}
$sql = "SELECT * FROM doginfo WHERE breed='$dog'";
$result = $conn->query($sql);
if ($result->num_rows > 0) {
    // output data of each row
    while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
      $detail = $size = $row["detail"];
      $breed = $row["breed"];
      $size = $row["size"];
      $height = $row["height"];
      $weight = $row["weight"];
      $life = $row["life"];
      $affect = $row["affection"];
      $playfull = $row["playfull"];
      $friendlyd = $row["friendly_dogs"];
      $friendlyst = $row["friendly_stranger"];
      $train = $row["training"];
      $health = $row["health"];
    }
} else {
    echo "0 results";
}
$conn->close();

echo nl2br("$detail" . "\n\n");
echo “/td>”;
echo “</tr>”;
echo “<tr>”;
echo “<td>”;
        .nl2br("Breed : " . "$breed" . "\n")
        .nl2br("Size : " . "$size" . "\n")
        .nl2br("Height : " . "$height" . "\n")
        .nl2br("Weight : " . "$weight" . "\n")
        .nl2br("Life Expectancy : " . "$life" . "\n\n")
    );

echo “/td>”;
echo “<tr>”;

echo “<tr>”;
echo “<td>”;
echo (
        nl2br("Based on a scale of 1 to 5\n\n")
       .nl2br(" Affection : " . "$affect" . "\n")
       .nl2br("Playfull : " . "$playfull" . "\n")
       .nl2br("Friendly with other dogs : " . "$friendlyd" . "\n")
       .nl2br("Friendly with strangers : " . "$friendlyst" . "\n")
       .nl2br("Ease of training : " . "$train" . "\n")
        );
    if($health == "n/a") {
       echo " ";
      } else {
       echo nl2br("Health : " ."$health" . "\n\n");
      }
    echo “</td>”;
    echo “</tr>”;
    echo “</table>”;
    echo ”</center>”;
?>

By the way,...  I am also having a problem bolding a line of text in the data displayed.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

Edited by jcoones
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You're not writing valid HTML code. E.g.

 

echo “/td>”;

 

Aside from that, the code is very clunky.

 

 

<?php
 
 
$dog = $_POST['breed'];
 
$servername = "localhost";
$username = "myusername";
$password = "**************";
$dbname = "mydatabase";
 
// Create connection
$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if ($conn->connect_error) {
    die("Connection failed: " . $conn->connect_error);
}
 
$sql = "SELECT * FROM doginfo WHERE breed='$dog'";
$result = $conn->query($sql);
if (!$result->num_rows)
{
    $output = "<tr><td>0 results</td></tr>\n";
else
{
    // output data of each row
    $output = '';
    while($row = $result->fetch_assoc())
    {
        $output .= "<tr>\n";
 
        $output .= "<td colspan='2'>\n";
        $output .= nl2br($detail);
        $output .= "</td>\n";
 
        $output .= "<td>\n";
        $output .= "Breed : {$row['breed']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Size : {$row['size']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Height : {$row['height']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Weight : {$row['weight']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Life : {$row['life']}<br><td>\n";
        $output .= "</td>\n";
 
        $output .= "<td>\n";
        $output .= "Based on a scale of 1 to 5<br>\n";
        $output .= "Affection : {$row['affection']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Playfull : {$row['playfull']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Friendly with other dogs : {$row['friendly_dogs']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Friendly with strangers : {$row['friendly_stranger']}<br>\n";
        $output .= "Ease of training : {$row['training']}\n";
        $output .= ($row['health'] != "n/a") ? "<br>Health : {$row['health']}" : "";
        $output .= "</td>\n";
 
        $output .= "</tr>\n";
    }
}
$conn->close();
 
?>
 
<center>
<table width="600" cellpadding="6">
    <?php echo $output; ?>
</table>
</center>
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Thanks Psycho.  I guess its not hard to tell that I am new to php.  :)

 

I replaced a closing curly brace after the 'else' that was missing in your code and gave it a try but now I'm getting a error saying: 

 

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '"' in /home.... : eval()'d code on line 28.

 

I have gone over the code several times but I cannot find any erroneous "" .

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Thanks cyberRobot,  but frankly, looking at those two lines that says change this

echo “<center>”;

to this:

echo "<center>";

look identical to me.

 

One uses curly / smart quotes. The other has straight quotes.

 

Perhaps your server is set up differently, but when I try something like the following:

<?php
echo “<center>hello</center>”;
?>
 
...I get the following parse error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '>' in...

 

 

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