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Old February 23rd, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Default Can't get my head around - help.

I have "master" the concept of PHP within html but I can't get my head around SQL queries...

I'm trying to do something pretty simple. I have a table which contain some data (1 line at the moment). the 1st column contain Article_ID. What I want is the highest number of the column.

This is the Query I'm sending:

$query = "SELECT MAX(Article_ID) FROM Table_Article";
$result = mysql_query($query) or die ("Problem encounter ".mysql_error());

echo $row['Article_ID'];

I'm officialy not getting this at all since I'm not getting any value.
Can someone correct my code and perhaps inlight me a tiny bit on what I'm thinking wrong?

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give the MAX(Article_ID) column a name, like this
$query = "SELECT MAX(Article_ID) AS Biggest_ID FROM Table_Article";

then you show it by using
echo $row['Biggest_ID'];
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It's finaly working Thanks :)
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