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I was looking to make a VERY simple PHP/MySQL loginish username site, as an exercise, when I came across the problem of storing info on the users. I am very new at this (hence the need for an exercise), so I was wondering if anyone could direct in the right direction. (I already figured out the login part, with very much help from http://www.evolt.org/node/60265.)

Thanks!

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WHAT problem of storing information on users?

Sorry, I guess I wasn't that clear. As in, where would I store it? In the table, on some text file on the server, etc???

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You'd store info on the users in the users table in your database. That's what databases are for.

If you stored info on them in a text file, then you've just created a flatfile database, and then you have to learn how to retrieve data from such a table. Stick to using your mysql database and your users table, and let mysql and queries do the hard work for you.

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