> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 10:50 PM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] tracking users...

 > I am fairly new to PHP and have setup a site that connects to a MySQL db
 > store different information from our users, however what I would like to
 > setup is something that I could place on a few pages to track users for
 > demographic purposes.  What I need to do is as a page is visited I need
 > generate a random alpha numeric identifier to be used as a session
 > for a cookie and also have that cookie's information be placed into a
 > database for later retrieval.  If anyone has a good resource tutorial on
 > this type of function I would greatly appriciate it.  Oh and yes I have
 > quite a bit of research on php.net on both the session() and the
 > functions.  =)  Thanks again. Jas

 So I supose the problem is getting a random alpha numeric identifier , am i

 If so, what are the specifications of that identifier?

 Right now, the use of crypt/dcrypt function comes to my mind, but then you
 would need to use the
 mecrypt library.

 If you don't need something that sofisticated try generating a random
 and then
 use char() and ord() to retreive the info.

 hope this will help you,



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