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Posted by: BOb Vazoni
Date: July 23, 2017 02:10PM

Simple select statement where clause works when entering absolute value and does not when using a defined variable....see below


$playername = $_POST["name"];
echo "<h1>Name selected: " .$playername . "</h1>" ;

$servername = "localhost";
$username = "root";
$password = "";
$dbname = "seniors";

// Create connection
$conn = mysqli_connect($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if (!$conn) {
die("Connection failed: " . mysqli_connect_error());

echo $playername;

trim ($playername);
echo $playername;
$sqla = "SELECT firstname, lastname, home, age, bio FROM players
where lastname = $playername";
$resulta = mysqli_query($conn, $sqla);

echo $rowcount;
if (mysqli_num_rows($resulta) > 0) {
// output data of each row
echo "<table><tr><th>First Name</th><th>Last Name</th><th>Home</th><th>Age </th><th>Bio</th><th>Pts-Obj</th><th>Pts-Made</th><th>Points</th><th>Team Amt</th><th>Ind Amt</th><th>Close-Up Amt</th></tr>";
while($rowa = $resulta->fetch_assoc())

// output data of each row

{echo "<tr><td>" . $rowa["firstname"]. "</td><td>" . $rowa["lastname"]. "</td><td>" .$rowa["home"]. "</td><td> " . $rowa["age"]. "</td><td>" . $rowa["bio"]. "</td></tr>";}
//else { while ($rowb = $resultb->fetch_assoc())

} else {
echo "<h1>This player---> " .$playername . " has no competitions. </h1>";

when substituting actual name for $playername query works

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