"Rui Cunha" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message news:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Hi Torsten, > > until now,the best i could get was getting 6 random rows...still working on > ensuring to retrive just 2 rows for category...meanwhile,you can solve the > problem easily with a php loop trough the following query: > > select field_id , language , category > from yourtable > where language = 'de' > group by category , field_id > order by category , rand() > limit 6; > > PS1: i'm considering you're using just one table and my table structure is > as follows: yourtable (field_id , language, category). > in case you're using more than 1 table, just add the required joins... > > hope this helps.
Hi Rui, thank you very much for your efforts. I guess I have to do seperate queries (as you suggested) for each category and then join the results. Thanks again and best regards, Torsten -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php