Adding an ID field allows you to quickly point back to any particular record if you manage to have duplicate data...


From: "Eternity Records Webmaster" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <>
Subject: [PHP-DB] getting rows by an ID field or by another field in a table
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 14:42:34 -0500

I have a table with the fields:
CREATE TABLE `journal` (
  `Date` date NOT NULL,
  `subject` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
  `entry` longtext NOT NULL
) TYPE=MyISAM COMMENT='Journal table';

I was wondering if I should get the rows out by an ID field of some kind or
maybe do a select on the subject? what would be the real best way? I am
trying to get the date/subject to list on a webpage in a table and then when
someone clicks on the subject (it will be a link), it will take them to a
popup window (target=_blank) and then display the whole entry
date/subject/entry. whats the best practice for that sort of thing?


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