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Creating a Dynamic dropdown menu from MYSQL db
Posted by: Richard Mullins
Date: February 18, 2006 10:03AM

Hi All,

Just need a bit of help creating a dynamic dropdown menu that gets two pieces of data. I have a 'student' table within my mysql database with 'ID' and 'Name' values for each student. The code for the dropdown menu is written below but I keep getting errors:

<script language="php">
$query = "SELECT S_ID, Name FROM student ";
$result = mysql_query($query, $mysql_link);
if(mysql_num_rows($result)) {
while($row = mysql_fetch_row($result))
print("<option value=\"$row[0]\">$row[0]</option>");
} else {
print("<option value=\"\">No students created yet</option>");

I would appreciate it anyone can tell me how I can get both the student ID and Name to appear in a drop down box. So for each student I would like to see the following seperated by a comma:

K888443, Richard Mullins

Thanks for your help in advance,

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2006 10:05AM by Richard Mullins.

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