Maybe I don't understand what your need is, but here's a shot.

What you want to do, I've accomplished before just by placing a field in
the database which points to the image name called i.e. product_image.
What this field contains, is just the name of the picture i.e.
prod_001.jpg. When the *details.php* page is displayed, I just make PHP
print the image like this:

// First, make array of product from DB
$row = mysql_fetch_array($query);

// Then show image and/or details
echo "<img src=/image_folder/.$row[product_image].>";

and that's it.

Like this, you just have to specify the name of each image when
inserting a new product. You can also make more than one image field if
needed i.e. several angles of a vehicle.

Hope this helps you,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: markbm [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002 8:35 PM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] Retrieving/Displaying hyperlinked images with PHP
> I am trying to build a "product detail" page that pulls data from a
> database using PHP. The data for the page includes product images,
which I
> am trying to link to (i.e. from their location on the web server)
> of
> loading the images into the database. However, I cannot find any
> code
> that seems to work. Two questions:
> 1. Is this possible (i.e. to store the HYPERLINK to the image in the
> database , and as the results are returned to the product detail
> the
> image file will be displayed)? OR RATHER do I need to store the
> image file in the database location and query it that way?
> 2. The code sample below contains several lines that show a field
> populated
> with text that I am returning....the line under the //Test comment is
> field that I'm trying to pull an image back for:
> printf("REL_PLAN7: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"REL_PLAN7"));
> printf("REL_PLAN8: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"REL_PLAN8"));
> printf("REL_PLAN9: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"REL_PLAN9"));
> //test
> printf(mysql_result($result,0,<a href="FRONT_REND">FRONT_REND</a>);
> NOTE: "FRONT_REND" is the name of the database field, and it contains
> full
> web address, not relative.
> Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
> Mark
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