I'm trying to display a table in PHP that uses multiple MySQL tables with some repeated field names.

Master table field names: Name, Student Major, Course Major, Course #, Credits, Course Name

This is what I have so far...but the variables in the loop are not working and I'm not sure how to reference them individually.


$result = mysql_query("SELECT  s.descr, m1.descr, m2.descr, c.number, c.credits, c.descr
  FROM  student AS s, major AS m1, class__student_course AS cl, course AS c, major AS m2
 WHERE  s.major_id   = m1.id
   AND  s.id         = cl.student_id
   AND  cl.course_id = c.id
   AND  c.major_id   = m2.id
ORDER BY  s.last_name, s.first_name, m1.descr, m2.descr, c.number;");

echo "<table border='1'>
<tr><h2>MasterMaster Table</h2>
<th>Student Name<z/th>
<th>Student Major</th>
<th>Course Major (department)</th>
<th>Course #</th>
<th>Course Name</th>


while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
  echo "<tr>";
  echo "<td>" . $row['s.descr'] . "</td>"; //Name
  echo "<td>" . $row['m1.descr'] . "</td>"; //Student Major
  echo "<td>" . $row['m2.descr'] . "</td>"; //Course Major
  echo "<td>" . $row['c.number'] . "</td>"; //Course #
  echo "<td>" . $row['c.credits'] . "</td>"; //Credits
  echo "<td>" . $row['c.descr'] . "</td>"; //Course Name
 echo "</tr>";

echo "</table>";

Thank you for your help!

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give the field names aliases, then you can reference them:

"SELECT  s.descr AS sdescr, m1.descr as m1descr, m2.descr as m2descr,...
commented: thank you so much! +0
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