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Select Description Based on Name


sunziun
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Hello everyone, I've a table which looks like this: id | name | description1 | some name | some descriptions. Now, I want based on the name to be able to select the description from the database. Would that be possible? Thanks for your time.

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http://w3schools.com/php/php_mysql_intro.asphttp://dev.mysql.com/doc/en/select.htmlhttp://w3schools.com/php/php_mysql_select.asphttp://w3schools.com/php/php_mysql_where.asp
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I had this code

	$name=$_GET['name'];	$query=mysql_query("SELECT * FROM $templates_table WHERE name='$name'");

the dollar sign was missing at name='$name' and that's why it didn't work. thanks anyways!

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what do you mean it does not work? is there any errors? if you are unsure how is your query is geting built you can echo $query to see it.

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$name is variable (with '$' sign) which will evaluate value in the double quoted string. and that value is coming from $_GET['name']. $_GET['name'] is populated from the query string you used to get the page. variable names always stars with '$' sign in php

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i am also a newbie i mostly working with php/mysqlwhen i am working with db i am using output the query for solve all my problems now i can solve all my mysql problems without others help..................

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