Hello i want a basic search which counts how many records there are ths code works in mysql but when i use it in php its jus prints this code and dont display result

// Standard SQL
$query="SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dates WHERE search='yes'";
echo $query;


$sql = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM `dates` WHERE `search` = 'yes'";
$query = mysql_query($sql);
$res = mysql_fetch_row($query);
$total = $res[0];
echo $total;

it says Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource

you have to connect to the database first. i figured you did that but i see you have no idea.

use this:

$host = ''; // mysql host (usually 'localhost')
$user = ''; // mysql username
$pass = ''; //mysql password
$db   = ''; //database name
$con = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass) or die('Error: ' . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db($db) or die('Error selecting database');

then put the code from the first post here

hello no ive got all the connections its because ive got two sql querys running how can i have two querys running thanks

make sure the variables that contain the query are named different so you don't overwrite anything. i would have to see the code to see exactly what the problem is.


$sql ="SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dates WHERE day='y'"; 
$query = mysql_query($sql);
$res = mysql_fetch_row($query);
$total = $res[0];
echo $total;

$query = "SELECT Code FROM Records WHERE name= '".$_SESSION['name']."'";

// Connect to DB server
$connection = mysql_connect("", "", "");
if (!$connection)
	die("Cannot connect to DB");

// Select database
mysql_select_db("", $connection)
	or die("Cannot find DB");

$result = mysql_query($query, $connection);

// Loop through data and display
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
$code = $row['Code'];

// Close connection ! (please !)


you need to have the database connection before any queries take place.

connections have been made but just taken them out for posting on fourm

k ill have ago it should work thanks