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generate variables in while loop?

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Hi

Already looked around, and although I've found some solution I simply don't understand them (not skilled at all).

I'm getting 10 random results using this, which works fine and list 10 random results.

$sql = "SELECT name FROM db ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 10;";
$result = mysqli_query($con,$sql);
 while ($row=mysqli_fetch_array($result,MYSQLI_ASSOC))
  { 
echo $row['name']."<br>";
  }

How can I make 10 new variables for each result?

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Use an array.

$sql = "SELECT name FROM db ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 10;";
$result = mysqli_query($con,$sql);

$names = [];
while ($row=mysqli_fetch_array($result,MYSQLI_ASSOC))
{ 
    $names[] = $row['name'];
}

Now your names are in the variables $names[0], $names[1] , … , $names[9]

"db" is a poor name for a table; couldn't you think of anything more meaningful?

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