Got it! Turns out to be one of those obvious left-it-out errors that happens 
when staring at the monitor too long. One other guy helped point this out 
off-list. I'm at home now and don't recall his name, the emails being at work.

Thanks to all,

On Friday 30 November 2001 12:09 pm, Fred wrote:
> If you want to know exactly why mysql functions fail you should always, and
> I do mean always, use this form:
> $Result = mysql_query($Query, $Connection)
>         or die (mysql_error());
> You will always get a fairly descriptive error from mysql.  If you still do
> not understand the error, at least you have more specific information for
> this list.
> Fred
> Chip Wiegand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I just want a simple page that pulls the data from a database (got that
> > working fine, no problem),
> > and on that page I want to be able to have an option to delete entries. I
> > have tried what seems
> > to be the simplest method - using a form text field, enter the
> > appropriate info, and hit the submit
> > button. It should then be deleted from the database. I can delete from
> > the database on the
> > command line, but getting it to work in php is another story. I keep
> > getting 'not a valid mysql
> > result resource' errors. I have 3 php/mysql books and cannot get this to
> > work. I know it can't be
> > as difficult as it appears.
> > My goal is simple enough - I have a database that is populated from
> > online web forms. It contains
> > enduser names, addresses & email addresses. I made a form that the
> > marketing people can use
> > to view the database, search it and display it in various ways. I also
> gave
> > them a form that will
> > allow them to manually add enduser info into the database. That all works
> > fine. It's just the doggone
> > delete stuff that I just haven't got a handle on yet.
> > Is there a tutorial somewhere that shows the simplest method of setting
> > this up? That's all I need,
> > a reference to a location for a tutorial or info on this particular
> > subject.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chip

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