What you'll have to do is, first show those drop down menus and then call
your php script, c the attachment for exact help.

Enjoy
Nitin

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew R" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 3:31 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] Query's


> Howdy List,
>
> I am a little confused in incorporating a drop down menu into my select
> statement.
> I have a very simple 1 table database that contains my DVD collection.
>
> Right now - very simply it connects to the database, and then produces
> the results of the search based on a
>
> <?
>   mysql_connect("localhost","name","password");
>   mysql_select_db("oldmovies");
> $result = mysql_query ("SELECT * FROM movies");
>
> while($r=mysql_fetch_array($result))
>   {
>     $movie_number=$r["movie_number"];
>     $movie_name=$r["movie_name"];
>     $genre=$r["genre"];
>     $star1=$r["star1"];
>     $star2=$r["star2"];
>     $star3=$r["star3"];
>     $director=$r["director"];
>     $brief_synopsis=$r["brief_synopsis"];
>     $imdb_link=$r["imdb_link"];
>
>
> ?>
> This then produces the results onto the page in the tables that I have
> formatted.
>
>
> This was fine when I only had 50 or so dvd's - I am nearing the 500
> mark, and it is WAY past time to add a search
>
> This is where I get lost.
>
> I can get into mysql monitor, and I can pull out using SELECT * FROM
> movies WHERE genre LIKE *******
> And then I have a selection of Genre's that I can enter to generate the
> results.
>
> What I am trying to do is incorporate some selection drop down menus
> that would make the search process easier.
>
> Example: search for movies where {dropdown1} is {equal or like}
> Dropdown 1 would be my first criteria: movie name, director, lead actor,
> genre.
> The equal or like would be a standard textfield to be filled in.
>
> I hope that I am making sense here.
>
> If anybody can shed some light onto a confused newbie (the php script
> above was written at my old place of employment for me - otherwise I
> could ask them) it would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you
> Andrew
>
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>
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