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Numbers Vs. Characters in MySQL Database
Posted by: Matthew Bent
Date: June 21, 2011 04:46AM


I have a productid field in a MySQL database. When I use a number, say 1, the below code works fine:

$prod_info = mysql_fetch_array(mysql_query("SELECT * FROM products WHERE productid = ".$_GET['product']));

When I use a character, say a, this line of code gets the error message:

Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/.....html/product.php on line 15

The reason I am changing productid from numbers to characters is for search engines. The URL will be rather than

Hope this is a simple problem to fix,


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