Yes I have checked that $last_mailing_date contains a date.

I was wrong, It doesn't work when it is live.  I had only ran the first
query before I added the "AND NOT" portion, sorry.


> I am trying to write a query to select a trivia question, but I don't want
> the trivia question category to be the same two days in a row so I added a
> second "SELECT" syntax to find out what category was used yesterday.  This
> works when I test it "live", but doesn't work when it is part of a cron
> job.  How do I get the value of `Bible_trivia_category_reference` from the
> second SELECT query to be used in the first?  What change is needed?  Ron
> SELECT * FROM `verse_of_the_day_Bible_trivia` WHERE `assigned_date` =
> '0000-00-00' AND `seasonal_use` = $bible_trivia_application AND `live` =1
> AND NOT `Bible_trivia_category_reference` = ( SELECT
> `Bible_trivia_category_reference` FROM `verse_of_the_day_Bible_trivia`
> WHERE `assigned_date` = '$last_mailing_date' LIMIT 1 ) ORDER BY RAND()

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