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I have researched the subject and found a few 'solutions' for my problem but cannot get it to work (I looked at ones in this forum).
I have php while loop that uses variables for db values and wrapped inside <a></a> tags that work as desired. What I want to have the link open in a new tab.
Here is the code I am working with:
 

<?php
	//loop to collect and output db data as hyperlink with target="_blank"
		while($row = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result)) {
		//output data from each row
		echo "<a href='".$row[link]."'>&diams;&nbsp;&nbsp; ".$row[title]."</a><br>";
		}
?>

 

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requinix - I have been working on this for a couple of days. I have researched and tried many many options to no avail. I just saw Barand's latest post with an updated corrected code. Thank you for following up.

I tried Barand's code and it worked great. I never thought about putting it in the code there.

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ginerjm - Thank you. I am not sure why the {}'s are around the array ( {$row['link']} ) code. I am really interested in learning. If you can, and it is appropriate here, can you explain it to me? I am new to the forum so not sure what the protocol is. Thanks again.

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The braces are required when embedding complex variable names (an array element) inside other things.  Without them you would get a syntax error.  You could use concatenation (dots) to avoid this but with the braces you can skip the concatenating and just compose one contiguous string here.  

The thing I wanted you to note was the quotes on the array indices.  A Key thing!

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