First of all, make a copy of your database to test things. Never test code on production enviroment.
Then, the delete syntax most of the time is: DELETE FROM table_name WHERE column = 'value'; Let's see: <?php $table = 'table_name'; $value = '15'; $sql = "DELETE FROM $table WHERE field_1 = '$value'"; mysql_query($sql) or exit(mysql_error()); ?> There isn't a space between field and 1, at least I don't think SQL compliant databases let you put spaces on table and column names. $value probaly should be between single quotes, Mysql requires it for strings or values that are compared to a string type-column (varchar, text, etc...). Even sometimes for numeric columns, so, doesn't hurt to leave it unless it doesn't work ;-) If $table is not recognized, try: $sql = 'DELETE FROM ' . $table . " WHERE field_1 = '$value'"; If you just want to delete one record, it's a good idea to put a LIMIT 1 at the end. Hope it helps! -- Julio Nobrega. Um dia eu chego lá: http://sourceforge.net/projects/toca Ajudei? Salvei? Que tal um presentinho? http://www.submarino.com.br/wishlistclient.asp?wlid=664176742884 "Chuck "Pup" Payne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > Hi, > > I a seting up a php page that will let me delete a record from my mysql > database, but I want it be able to match to fields before it will let a user > delete that record. I know the basic sql command is.... > > DELETE FROM $table WHERE field 1 = "$value" > > But I don't know how to write the state for a second field. Can some one > tell, but one field seem to give too much choose and would make it to easy > to delete the wrong record. > > > ---------------------------- > | Chuck Payne | > | Magi Design and Support | > | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | > ---------------------------- > > BeOS, Macintosh 68K, Classic, and OS X, Linux Support. > Web Design you can afford. > > "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. > Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."- Harvey Fierstein > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php