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Hi all,

I am retrieving information from a database and need to have that information put onto a new line (<br>) depending on the location of the comma which seperates the different areas of the information.
Here is what is being retrieved

2.25 L 75 hp (56 kW) I4 petrol (1983–1985), 2.25 L 62 hp (46 kW) I4 diesel (1983), 2.5 L 68 hp (51 kW) I4 diesel (1984–1993), 2.5 L 83 hp (62 kW) I4 petrol (1985–1993), 2.5 L 85 hp (63 kW) I4 Turbodiesel (1986–1990), 3.5 L 113 hp (84 kW) V8 (1983–1986), 3.5 L 134 hp (100 kW) V8 (1986–1993)

Now, whenever a comma appears above, I need that to indicate the beginning of a new line.
So, any suggestions on how I do this? Please don't post code for me without an explanation of what is happening as then I won't be able to learn!!

Here is the code that is getting the information from the database

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

echo "<tr>";
echo "</td><td valign=\"top\">";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_big'>$row[manufacturer] $row[make] $row[model] $row[variant]</span><span class='vehicle_table_normal'>from $row[production_date_from] to $row[production_date_to]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Body Style </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[body_style]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Engine Types </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[engine]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Transmission </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[transmission]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Wheelbase </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[wheelbase]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Length </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[length] </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Width </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[width] </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Height </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[height]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Curb Weight </span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>$row[curb_weight]</span>";
echo "</td><td align=\"center\" valign=\"middle\">";
echo "<img border=\"1\" src=$row[photo] title=\"$row[manufacturer] $row[make] $row[model] $row[variant]\"></td>";}
echo "</tr>";
echo "</table>";
mysql_close($connect);
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Last Post by CarterLangley
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Hi PhilEaton,

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction! It is now working properly. As an added bonus, it forced me to clean-out the data in the database! So, you have effectively solved two problems I had, one of which I probably would not have realised in time if at all! Now I know why I come to Daniweb for help.

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Here is the code that is finally working for me. It is probably not the shortest, most effective way of doing things, but for now it is working and doing the job.

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

$bodystyle=$row[body_style];
$enginetype=$row[engine];
$transmission=$row[transmission];
$wheelbase=$row[wheelbase];
$length=$row[length];
$width=$row[width];
$height=$row[height];
$curbweight=$row[curb_weight];

echo "<tr>";
echo "</td><td valign=\"top\">";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_big'>$row[manufacturer] $row[make] $row[model] $row[variant]</span><span class='vehicle_table_normal'>from $row[production_date_from] to $row[production_date_to]</span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Body Style<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_bodystyle=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$bodystyle);echo $str_bodystyle;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Engine Types<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_enginetype=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$enginetype);echo $str_enginetype;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Transmission<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_transmission=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$transmission);echo $str_transmission;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Wheelbase<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_wheelbase=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$wheelbase);echo $str_wheelbase;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Length<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_length=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$length);echo $str_length;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Width<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_width=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$width);echo $str_width;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Height<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_height=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$height);echo $str_height;
echo "<br></span><br>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_cell_header'>Curb Weight<br></span>";
echo "<span class='vehicle_table_normal'>";$str_curbweight=str_replace("," ,"<br>",$curbweight);echo $str_curbweight;
echo "</span>";
echo "</td><td align=\"center\" valign=\"middle\">";
echo "<img border=\"1\" src=$row[photo] title=\"$row[manufacturer] $row[make] $row[model] $row[variant]\"></td>";

$bodystyle="";
$enginetype="";
$transmission="";
$wheelbase="";
$length="";
$width="";
$height="";
$curbweight="";

}

echo "</tr>";
echo "</table>";

mysql_close($connect);

Let me know if you all agree with the code above. If you have any suggestions, I would be really interested to hear them, but please also explain why you are making those suggestions so I can learn a bit more.

Carter

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