I need to get information from 2 tables in the same mysql database

$sql = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM notes, customers WHERE `to`='next' LIMIT 5");

		  while($a = mysql_fetch_array($sql)){
  		  $row_color = ($row_count % 2) ? "#EFEFEF" : "#FFFFFF";
		  	echo("<tr bgcolor=\"$row_color\">
    <td height=\"25\">" . $a['custid'] . "</td>
    <td height=\"25\">" . $a['name'] . "</td>
    <td>" . $a['ebay'] . "</td>
	<td>" . $a['title'] . "</td>
	<td>" . $a['type'] . "</td>

The name and ebay fields are in the customer table and the rest are in the notes table. The code above doesnt produce any error just no rows are displayed

you cant query two tables aat once. Either do them one at a time or make a stored procedure. I don't know anything about mysql so I cant help with the stored procedure.