On Monday 14 December 2009 21:02:37 Chris wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I've been lurking in the shadows on the list for quite some time and now
> > I'm in need of a little info or advise.
> >
> > I'm looking for a way to grab a record out of a database on a certain day
> > each month and I'm wondering if this can be accomplished with just a
> > mysql query or would I need to use PHP also?
> A mysql query would do it but you'd use something to talk to mysql and
> process the results (whether it's php, perl, python, ruby etc depends on
> your other requirements).

What I'm trying to do is to have a record picked from the database at random 
on the 1st of every month and display it on the page. Here is some code I have 
been working with:

$query = "SELECT DATEADD(mm, DATEDIFF(mm,0,getdate()), 0)";
$result = @mysql_query($query);
if (!$result){

$query = "SELECT * FROM monthlyPooch ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1";
$result = @mysql_query($query);

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){
echo "$row[poochName] ";
echo "$row[Birthdate]";


I suspect this code isn't going to work, because I think on the 1st day of the 
month it's going to choke.

What do you think?

David M.
I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that 
I had nowhere else to go.

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