I believe you should use the error function for the database you're using to
check for failed queries.  If you're using MySQL (which it appears that you
are), you would do something like this:

$sql = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM table ORDER BY rand()");

        echo "SQL not executed successfully.";
        print "SQL executed successfully.";

Josh Hoover
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> This works:
> if ($connection = mysql_connect("host","username","password")) {
>     print "Successful connection":
> }
> else {
> print "No connection";
> }
> But this won't work:
> if ($sql = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM table ORDER BY rand()")) {
>     print "SQL executed successfully.";
> }
> else {
>     print "SQL not executed successfully.";
> }
> Can anyone tell me how I can tell if the SQL executed 
> successfully?  Is
> there any method besides OR DIE? 

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