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Ok I am stumped. I am inserting the data fine into the table and database so i know its not the config.php nor opendb.php. I used a code like this before and it work, i've only altered the $sql, the td's, and the $rows[]. Table name is hotspots (all lower case) all of the column names are lower case also. Column names are id, topic, comment, username, timestamp. Here's the code.

$sql="SELECT * FROM hotspots ORDER BY id DESC";
$result=mysql_query($sql);
 
 
$color="1";
 
echo '<table width="472px" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border:1px solid #0000ff;">';
while($rows=mysql_fetch_array($result)){
 
if($color==1){
 
echo "<tr bgcolor='#6698FF' >
<td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff; color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'>".$rows['username']."</td><td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff; text-align: right;color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'>".$rows['timestamp']."</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor='#6698FF' style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><td style=''>".$rows['topic']."</td><td style='text-align: right;color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'>".$rows['timestamp']."</td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#6698FF'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#6698FF'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'; style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;' color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><td colspan='2' style='color:#ffffff;font-weight: bold;font-size:13px;''>".$rows['comment']."</td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'><td style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;' colspan='2' bgcolor='#6698FF'></td></tr>";
$color="2";
 
} else {
 
echo "<tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'>
<td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'>".$rows['username']."</td><td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff; text-align: right;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'>".$rows['timestamp']."</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC' style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><td style=''>".$rows['topic']."</td><td style='text-align: right;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'>".$rows['timestamp']."</td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#AFDCEC'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#AFDCEC'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC' style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><td colspan='2' style='color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;font-size:13px;'>".$rows['comment']."</td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'><td style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;' colspan='2' bgcolor='#AFDCEC'></td></tr>";
$color="1";
}

}
echo '</table>';

Edited by RazorRamon: typo

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Last Post by IIM
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Instead of assuming there are people on this forum who can simulate your server in their heads, could you maybe post what it is that is actually going wrong? Any errors?

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Hi RazorRamon,

You really should put all that styling into a css file (or at the top of the document) to keep your code clean.

What is the actual problem you are having though? Are you getting any error messages?

edit: Sorry Insensus, I didn't notice your post as I type slow :)

Edited by Zagga: n/a

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This is the HTML code that calls the code above. I titled the code above viewcomments.php. I haven't uploaded this website, right now I am only testing it on wamp. There are no errors it just doesn't display what is in the table. I currently only have one entry in the table that I inserted using this HTML code and inserttopic.php that the form is directed to use. inserttable.php also uses config2.php and opendb.php to connect to the database which is why I know that is not the issue. Sorry Zagga I know the code is sloppy.

<html>

 
<body>
 
 

 


<DIV >
<table width="480" BACKGROUND="images/commentback.jpg">
     <tr>
         <td>             
             <form method="post" action="inserttopic.php">
              <span class="whitetitle"><br>Topic:<br> <input name="topic" type="text" STYLE="background: white; border: 1px #000000 solid;"><br >
              Username:<br><input name="username" type="text" STYLE="background: white; border: 1px #000000 solid;"><br >
	Comment:<br >
              <textarea name="comment" rows="4" cols="55" STYLE="background: white; border: 1px #000000 solid;">250 char. max</textarea><br >
              <input type="submit" value="send"></span>
              </form>
         </td>
     </tr>
</table>
</div>
<br><br>
 
<?php
include 'config2.php';
include 'opendb.php';
include 'viewcomments.php';
include 'closedb.php';
?>

 
 

</body>
 
 
</html>
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Are you sure the data is stored in the database correctly?

Try adding print_r($rows); to line 10 of viewcomments.php (after the while statement) to see if you are getting a result array.

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I tried

print_r($rows);

no luck. I have a question though, do i need to set $rows to something before using it?

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$result= mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `hotspots` ORDER BY `id` DESC")or die (mysql_error());
$color="1";
echo '<table width="472px" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border:1px solid #0000ff;">';
while($rows=mysql_fetch_array($result)){
if($color==1){
?>
<tr bgcolor='#6698FF' >
<td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff; color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><? echo $rows[username]; ?></td><td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff; text-align: right;color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><? echo $rows[timestamp]; ?></td></tr>
<tr bgcolor='#6698FF' style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><td style=''><? echo $rows[topic]; ?></td><td style='text-align: right;color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><? echo $rows[timestamp]; ?></td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#6698FF'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#6698FF'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'; style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;' color:#000000;font-weight: bold;'><td colspan='2' style='color:#ffffff;font-weight: bold;font-size:13px;''><? echo $rows[comment]; ?></td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#6698FF'><td style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;' colspan='2' bgcolor='#6698FF'></td></tr>
<? 
$color="2";
}else{ ?>
<tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'>
<td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><? echo $rows[username]; ?></td><td style='border-top:1px solid #0000ff; text-align: right;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><? echo $rows[timestamp]; ?></td></tr>
<tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC' style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><td style=''><? echo $rows[topic]; ?></td><td style='text-align: right;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><? echo $rows[timestamp]; ?></td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#AFDCEC'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'><td colspan='2' bgcolor='#AFDCEC'></td></tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC' style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;'><td colspan='2' style='color:#0000ff;font-weight: bold;font-size:13px;'><? echo $rows[comment]; ?></td>
</tr><tr bgcolor='#AFDCEC'><td style='border-bottom:1px solid #0000ff;' colspan='2' bgcolor='#AFDCEC'></td></tr>
<? 
$color="1";
}
}
echo'</table>';

Try that - I didn't see anything immediately wrong with it though.

Edited by public-image: n/a

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$result is an array containing all the data returned that matched your query.
$rows runs through a while loop. It is an array that takes the first result of the query (1 row), then moves on to the next row, then the next until there are no more rows.

I haven't gone through your code thoroughly but it looks like it should work if you have some data to display.

If the print_r statement didn't display a result, it looks like nothing was retrieved from the database.

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Check whether shorthand is enabled on your server otherwise....the code

<? echo $rows[username]; ?>

won't work....
If it is not enabled then write like this

<?php echo $rows[username]; ?>
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Great IIM!!! thanks it worked!!! thanks for all the help everybody..

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