Well put Julie....


At 10:39 AM 5/30/2002 -0700, Julie Meloni wrote:
>Jas (and anyone else) -
>With all due respect, you're acting like a troll.  Posting a question,
>getting MANY correct answers, then reposting the question and bitching
>about not understanding the answers, well, that's troll-like.
>Granted, many responses on this list over the past while have been
>sarcastic, but usually also have the answer in them.  The tone comes
>from people asking the questions not doing their own homework.
>e.g. http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>Mailing lists such as this one are not intended to give people
>verbatim answers to their problems, such as "I have to write an
>application for my university class, please do it for me" and the
>like.  Instead, these lists will help those who attempt to help
>The fact of the matter is, RTFM is the right answer.  The very
>simplistic method of reading the results of a MySQL query are right
>there in the manual, in the MySQL query functions section.  Also,
>they're in zillions of tutorials, any basic book on PHP, and so on.
>In short:
>1) connect to db server -- mysql_connect()
>2) select db -- mysql_select_db()
>3) issue query -- mysql_query()
>4) from there you get a result identifier.  You feed that into
>mysql_result() or mysql_fetch_array() or mysql_fetch_row()
>Read the manual for the differences -- including examples.
>You say:
>J> rest of us we rely on examples, etc to get it done.
>They ARE in the manual, which is pretty much the best manual out there
>for just about anything.
>Good luck,
>- Julie
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