Leif,

off the wall...what if you have a table for question, identified with an
unique ID, and another where you store the results? BTW: how are the
questions? Yes/No, or multiple choices, or combination of these two
styles?


On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Leif K-Brooks wrote:

> The problem is, I need to make a page that shows all of the polls, and
> one query per poll would kill the server.
>
> Peter Beckman wrote:
>
> >Use the dual table questions and answers suggestion before.
> >
> >Then just use a loop:
> >
> >$question = mysql_query("select * from questions where id={$this_question}");
> >while ($r = mysql_fetch_array($question)) {
> >   $answers = mysql_query("select * from answers where qid={$r[id]}");
> >   while ($s = mysql_fetch_array($answers)) {
> >       print "<question input and labels>";
> >   }
> >}
> >
> >On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Leif K-Brooks wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>I'm working on a polling system, and I'm having a bit of a problem.  I'm
> >>not sure how to store the questions.  Storing them in a seperate table
> >>would require a query for each poll displayed - not good.  I've also
> >>thought of storing them as a serialized array.  Any thoughts on this?
> >>
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