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output correct but repetitive code.

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That code output the the row titles below each other so unfortunately did not work. I have found a way to make it output how i want to using this code:

[b]$query = "select * from orders";
$result = mysql_query($query,$connect)
or die("sql_del: ".mysql_error($connect));

$query1 = "select * from orders";
$result1 = mysql_query($query1,$connect)
or die("sql_del: ".mysql_error($connect));[/b]

echo "<table border='2' cellpadding='5'>\n";
echo "<tr><td>orderID</td>";
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
{
echo "<td>";
echo ''.$row['orderID'].'';
echo "</td>";
}
echo "</tr>";
echo "<tr><td>Title</td>";
[i]while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result1))
{
echo "<td>";
echo ''.$row['title'].'';
echo "</td>";
}
echo"</tr>";[/i]
echo '</table>';

The only problem i am having with this way is that as you can see the code highlighted in bold is repetitive but if i dont use the second part of code, the code highlighted in italic does nothing. (If i use result instead of result1). Why is it that i can only use [i]result[/i] in the array once?? As i have a nuber of columns i am going to have to do this a number of times but i shouldnt need to should i??

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if you've already gone through all the results with a while loop, then you can just use mysql_data_seek to go back to the start.


[code]
mysql_data_seek($result, 0);
[/code]

[a href=\"http://www.php.net/mysql_data_seek\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.php.net/mysql_data_seek[/a]

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I am trying to use that but it doesnt seem to work. The page doesn't load and just crashes. Am i using it wrong?

while($row = mysql_data_seek($result,0))
{
echo "<td>";
echo ''.$row['title'].'';
echo "</td>";
}
echo"</tr>";

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[!--quoteo(post=358330:date=Mar 25 2006, 07:53 PM:name=OriginalSunny)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(OriginalSunny @ Mar 25 2006, 07:53 PM) [snapback]358330[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
I am trying to use that but it doesnt seem to work. The page doesn't load and just crashes. Am i using it wrong?

while($row = mysql_data_seek($result,0))
{
echo "<td>";
echo ''.$row['title'].'';
echo "</td>";
}
echo"</tr>";
[/quote]

yes you're using it wrong here. what data seek does is returns the internal pointer to 0 or wherever you specify. so for example:

[code]
$query = "select * from thistable";
$result = mysql_query($query) or die('Whoops - '.mysql_error());

while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)
{
   echo $row['Name'];
}

mysql_data_seek($result, 0);

while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)
{
   echo $row['Name'];
}
[/code]

the above will print the same set of information twice without using two seperate queries/results.

on a sidenote, the reason why your browser crashed with the code you used is because mysql_data_seek returns true if it's successful. As it had no problem working, it was always true so your while loop carried on going...and going...

Hope that helps
Cheers
Mark

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