well, if you're using an array, you could use a for like this:

$row = mysql_fetch_row($result);
for( $i=0;$i<count($row);$i++ )
    if( $i==0 )
        $start_id = $row[$i];
    elseif( $i == (count($row)-1) )
        $end_id = $row[$i];

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rankin, Randy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 12:32 PM
Subject: [PHP-DB] First and Last Record Query

> Does anyone know how to grab only the first and last record of a query.
> I have a table named periods with two fields, period_id and period_name.
> user will select a start period and an end period from a drop down list,
> assigning $start_period and $end_period variables based on the period id.
> I run this query:
> Select period_name
> from periods
> where period_id between '$start_period_id' and '$end_period_id'
> order by period_id
> An array is returned which could include one or more records, depending
> the user selection. I would like to grab the first and last record in the
> array so that the final result would be to echo something like "This
> is from $start_period through $end_period".
> Hope that makes sense ...
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Randy Rankin

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