thanx rob...i need to ask u a question. Is it the same that we 're using different table 'vote'. to store votes. did i ve to use this code for this matters?
OK, so here's the query I presented
select count(vote) as total, vote from votes group by vote
the syntaxt would be like this
select count(column) as total, column from table group by column;
what this is doing is for each distinct vote, counting the amount of votes that match that distinct vote, hence group by column. So if I had a table called polvotes and my columns were candidates and voter which stores the name of the voter and the candidate the voter voted for. The only thing that I am really concerned about is the candidate column and the number of votes per distinct candidate so my query would be:
select count(candidates) as total, candidates from polvotes group by candidates
I hope this explains what is going on and I hope that helps. It is a very simple design but ultimately that is what it comes down to. Then your program would then parse the results and do whatever with them.