hi all! i have here a code.

 * Main.php
<title>Export to Excel</title>
<form action="saverec.php" method="post">
    define ('DB_NAME', 'vincegac_vince');
    define ('DB_USER', 'root');
    define ('DB_PASSWORD', '');
    define ('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
    $link = mysql_connect(DB_HOST, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD);

    if (!$link) {
        die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());

    $db_selected = mysql_select_db(DB_NAME, $link);

    if (!$db_selected) {
        die('Can\'t use ' . DB_NAME . ': ' . mysql_error());

    $strSQL = "SELECT * FROM employee WHERE proj_mgr = '$session->username'";
    $rs = mysql_query($strSQL);

<table border="1">

    <th>Employee Name</th><th>Home Address</th><th>Email Address</th><th>Office/project number</th><th>Mobile number</th><th>Home number</th>


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


    <td><?php echo $row['lname'] . ", " . $row['fname']  ?></td><td><?php echo $row['homeadd'] ?></td>
    <td><?php echo $row['emailadd'] ?></td><td><?php echo $row['ofcnum'] ?></td><td><?php echo $row['mobilenum'] ?></td>
    <td><?php echo $row['homenum'] ?></td><td><?php echo $row['position'] ?></td><td><?php echo $row['practice'] ?></td>


    <?php mysql_close(); ?>

    <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Save" >

and when i execute it, i get this error

Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in C:\wamp\www\testing\export.php on line 43

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Try this,

$UserName = $session->username;
$strSQL = "SELECT * FROM employee WHERE proj_mgr = $UserName";

Your query is failing here:

 $strSQL = "SELECT * FROM employee WHERE proj_mgr = '$session->username'";

Try this:

 $strSQL = "SELECT * FROM employee WHERE proj_mgr = $session->username";

If it doesn't work then you will need to be sure that the $session->username variable is not empty.

thank you banderson. i think its in my sql statement. i'll check and try again.

If $session->username contains text and may contain special character also
Please try with mysql_real_escape_string before passing $session->username to a query.

@arunmagar, you are correct to sanitize the data, but be aware that mysql_real_escape_string will be deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0 release and removed in later versions.

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Thanks Banderson for noticing this.

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