hello Matthew: if I understood your problem right, you have to join the two tables.
E.g: SELECT ph.*, pf.prod_ID, pf.feat_ID, pf.feat_value FROM product_head ph, product_features pf WHERE ph.prod_cat_ID = 1 AND ph.prod_cat_ID = pf.prod_cat_ID /*join the two tables with the same id*/ AND pf.yourcriteria = whatever /* put your criteria for table 2 here*/ Hope this helps a bit, Andy -- ---------------------------------------------- http://www.globosapiens.net Global Travellers Network "Matthew Nock" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > Hi All, > > I have a strange query which I need to build - I have looked at the JOIN and > aliasing functions of mySQL but not sure if I can achieve want I want to do. > > I have two tables (product_head, and product_features) (in addition to a > number of other tables) which form the list of products I have available, > and the features available with each product. > > I want to be able to retrieve from product_head the rows which are for a > specific product category (ie: 1).. this bit is easy. > > SELECT * from product_head where prod_cat_ID = 1; > > This query could return 1 or more rows - works great. > > but I also want to retrieve records from the product_features table. > information stored in this table is: > > prod_ID feat_ID feat_value > > so for each product ID, there could be any number of features. I need to > retrieve only certain feat_value records, for specific products, where the > feat_ID equals certain values . > > can I build a single query that will return all these results similar to > below? > > > Prod_ID Prod_name Feat_1_value Feat_2_value feat_3_value > 1 prod1 34 25 15 > 2 prod2 10 15 15 > ... > > does this all make sense? > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php