Hi Everyone

I just wanted to know how i can display the content of one of my database field in a list format.

I have field called Ingredient, the data type of that field is Text, i tried using css but it just turns the whole content as 1 list, but i want it to break.

Currently like this
Ingredient

  1. orange, berry, tomato

I want it like this
Ingredient

  1. orange
  2. berry
  3. tomato
  4. etc

Thanks in advance

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diafol

If you have it like this:

$var = "orange, berry, tomato";
$array = explode(",",$var);

$output = "<ol>";
foreach($array as $item){
  $output .= "<li>$item</li>";
}
$output .= "</ol>";
...
echo $output;

However if you;re getting data from a DB:

$output = "<ol>";
while(...){
 $output .= "<li>{$row['ingredients']}</li>";
}
$output .= "</ol>";
...
echo $output;

I have tried the second method, it appears the same way as my css version.

1. orange, berry, tomato

Do i need to format the content in the field in any way to get the desired output?

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diafol

Well look, how's your $row ? Single item or a list? If a list, combine the two methods:

I assume you're only echoing out one ingredient list:

$data = mysql_fetch_array($result);
$array = explode(",",$data['ingredients']);
$output = "<ol>";
foreach($array as $item){
  $output .= "<li>$item</li>";
}
$output .= "</ol>";
...
echo $output;

No Results are being inserted, within the ingredient field

@joban.ali: if you dont mind, can you post youre query here? I wonder why ardav suggestions didn't work in youre script..

I don't mind, I played around with it and it kind of changed, I'll post what I had and what I have now, I do have a slight problem with the new may someone can help me. Me and my codes have departed for a while, taking a break from each, much needed. I'll post in an hours time.

Thanks.

I believe i tried doing something like this, but not exactly sure.
I believe it didn't work cause i may not have did it properly in the first place.

$data = mysql_fetch_array($sql);
$array = explode(",",$data['ingredient']);
$output = "<ol>";
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($sql)){ 
$rid = $row["rid"]; 
$foodtype = $row["foodtype"]; 
foreach($array as $item){
  $output .= "<li>$item</li>";
}
    $prep = $row["prep"]; 
$output .= "</ol>";
}

This is what i have now:
The results appear as intended, however first line is always 'Array' for some reason.

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($sql)){ 

$rid = $row["rid"]; 
        $foodtype = $row["foodtype"]; 
	$ingredient = explode(",", $row["ingredient"]);
	foreach($ingredient as $item) {
		$ingredient .= "<li>$item</li>";
	}
    $prep = $row["prep"];
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diafol

Give an example of the ingredient field content.

You've called the list ($ingredient) the same as the array ($ingredient).

Try this:

$list .= "<li>$item</li>";

and then echo $list.

@ Ardav, The content of the field is now a basic list of words separated with commas, but initially I had measurements and other bits and bobs in there to which the explode broke apart and made it look messy. Maybe a more complex explode maybe needed to work the original content.

I have did what you suggested and has worked.

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diafol

WOnderful. If it is solved, mark it so.