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Hi I have been working on building a custom post a result set to a database which thankfully I have now managed with some help,

now I am working on the other end of this project the displaying the saved data back to users,

From the start of this I have an online tournament hosting group that go to my form and post a list of player names with points earned per tournament.

Once the form is submitted it's sent to my form_processing.php where the results are exploded and split into 2 arrays "$player_name, $points"

Then on the INSERT I have an INSERT

$sql = "INSERT into `bg_points` (`player_name`, `points`) values (?, ?)
                on duplicate key update points = points + ?";

to of course update current player points if the exist or add new records if not.

Then finally saved into my DB table,


now I am working on building the page to display these points back to the players so they can track their earned points and standings each month.

which is easy enough I just call an MySQL SELECT * FROM statement on the DB table that's done,

Now I need to sort these results in lowest to highest order by points

so if

player1 has 120 points

player2 has 50 points

player3 has 75 points


player4 has 5 points


then I need to be displaying these back as






I have had a look online for some possible examples to help guide me into this and I either get HTTP 500 or just no effect at all.

here is the very basic code I have put together so far which I can and will update and add into my site framework once I have it in order and working...

<body bgcolor="#0000FF">
$servername = "localhost";
$username = "***********";
$password = "*******";
$dbname = "***********";

// Create connection
$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if ($conn->connect_error) {
    die("Connection failed: " . $conn->connect_error);

	//output the saved data 
		$sql = "SELECT * FROM `bg_points` ";
		$result = $conn->query($sql);

		if ($result->num_rows > 0) {
			// output data of each row
			while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
				echo "id: " . $row["id"]. "   $nbsp   $nbsp Playerv Name: " . $row["player_name"]. "   $nbsp   $nbsp Points: " . $row["points"]. "<br>";
		} else {
			echo "0 results";


thanks for any help or ideas in advanced

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