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Old March 16th, 2011, 05:10 AM
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Default Select statement looping results

Good morning! :)

I have a select statement that is returning the correct results but is looping the retrieved data over and over....

This is what I have:

$id = $_GET['id'];
$result = mysql_query("SELECT jobs.job_title,jobs.date,jobs.id,users.full_name,users.id FROM `jobs`,users WHERE jobs.user_id = $id ORDER BY job_title DESC LIMIT 10") or die(mysql_error()); 
echo "<table border='1'>";
echo "<tr> <th>Job Title</th> <th>Date Added</th> </tr>";
// keeps getting the next row until there are no more to get
while($row = mysql_fetch_array( $result )) {
	// Print out the contents of each row into a table
	echo "<tr><td>"; 
	echo $row['job_title'];
	echo "</td><td>"; 
	echo $row['date'];
	echo "</td></tr>"; 


echo "</table>";
The result that it is returning looks something like this:

Job Title Date Added
Web Developer 2011-02-17
Web Developer 2011-02-17
Web Developer 2011-02-17
Sales Rep 2011-02-15
Sales Rep 2011-02-15
Sales Rep 2011-02-15
PHP Programmer 2011-03-07
PHP Programmer 2011-03-07
PHP Programmer 2011-03-07
Accountant 2011-02-15

As you can see it displays each record 3 times and then the next and so forth.

Any ideas how to change this would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 09:43 AM
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the code seems to be ok, please run the SQL query separately and see it returns the results correctly.

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){
	echo $row['job_title']. " - ". $row['date'];
	echo "<br />";
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