Hi all,

I have seen queries of this nature before, but they never seem to get a
thorough answer - and that maybe because the issue isnt explained properly..

okay, so here is the scenario.

I have a database which features the following tables:


hst_category features the following fields and (sample) data:

hst_Cat_ID              hst_Cat_Name    hst_Cat_Desc
1                       starter         Description of this category goes here.  blah 
2                       business                Description of business packages would 
go here.  blah.
3                       enterprise              Description of enterprise packages 
would be here blah.

the idea is to build a query, based in a value passed on the URL to
determine which category of product we want.  so for example:

        $colname_QRY_hstPkgSummary = "1";
        if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['category'])) {
          $colname_QRY_hstPkgSummary = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ?
$HTTP_GET_VARS['category'] : addslashes ($HTTP_GET_VARS['category']);

        mysql_select_db($database_DB_hstProducts, $DB_hstProducts);
        $query_QRY_hstPkgSummary = sprintf("SELECT * FROM hst_categories WHERE
hst_Cat_Name = '%s'",   $colname_QRY_hstPkgSummary);
        $QRY_hstPkgSummary = mysql_query($query_QRY_hstPkgSummary, $DB_hstProducts)
or die(mysql_error());
        $row_QRY_hstPkgSummary = mysql_fetch_assoc($QRY_hstPkgSummary);
        $totalRows_QRY_hstPkgSummary = mysql_num_rows($QRY_hstPkgSummary);

So using the above, if the url featured file.php?category=starter then any
the details regarding the category description for "starter" would be

We then need to use this information to generate a table further down the
page (see below).

This table contains information that categorises each of the "products" in
the "hst_product" table.

(so using the above example, the table would return all products who's
product category is "starter" (or 1))

I need to create a HTML table that contains the following: (items with #in
front of name will be dynamic, based in the results)

|               | #Product_1  |  #Product_2  |...
| Field 1       | #PID1_fld1  | #PID2_fld1   |...
| Field 2       | #PID1_fld2  | #PID2_fld2   |...
| Field 3       | #PID1_fld3  | #PID2_fld3   |...

any suggestions?

I know how to create a row for each product, with the columns for each
field, but I want to work the other way.




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