I (too often) find that odd behavior like this is because one of the
variables is set incorrectly (not what I expected) even if it sometimes

A very useful debugging technique is to print out $query just before you
send it to the DB.  You might be surprised at what you're sending.
Personally I like to leave it printing $query until I've got all the code
working well and am polishing us the App.

It's hard to tell what you're sending to the DB as we don't know what's in
$user_deposit and how PHP is interpreting it.  Print out $query - that's
where the "beef" is anyway...


On 2/23/02 12:02 PM, "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

> From: "Jennifer Downey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 10:26:27 -0800
> Subject: Instest of add, subtract.
> Hi,
> Instead of helping with my other question maybe you can tell me why this
> wont work?
> Is it not valid ? Can you not use strings in a query  like this?
> $deposit="set bank_points + $user_deposit";
> $deposit .="set points - $user_deposit";
> $query = ("UPDATE wt_users $deposit WHERE uid={$session["uid"]}" );
> $result=mysql_query("$query");
> if set like this it will update the points in the bank_points but not the
> points table.
> $db["bank_points"]=("UPDATE wt_users set bank_points = bank_points +
> $user_deposit WHERE uid={$session["uid"]}" );
> $result=mysql_query($db["bank_points"]);
> Thanks in advance
> Jennifer Downey

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