On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 10:16:14AM -0500, Liz Bander wrote:
> 1. How do I sort a list through PHP alphabetically? This is a drop-down
> menu full of part numbers and it's a pain in the neck to search for the
> right one through about a thousand of them. Currently, the sort (or lack
> thereof) is based on a primary key code (which other aspects of the
> database are based on), and sorts it based on the number. This is not
> user-friendly, and an alphabetical sort would make it much more so (this is
> very important).
Since you are using MySQL, just have MySQL do the sort.
$sql = "select * from <table> order by <friendly_column>";
> 2. There is a button that deletes a row from a table in my database. What
> I need is for the button to delete the row and then return the user to the
> previous page. Can it do both of these things? This again, is part of the
> necessity for a user-friendly environment.
You could split the page into parts. I often use an index.php page that
only checks what is sent to it and then includes the appropriate page.
For your example:
Either approach may give birth to various sorts of monstrosities.
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