Thanks very much for your response, Chris--it sounds like that's exactly what I need to do.
I'm sorry to trouble you further, but if you have a second, can you give me some advice on how to store results in a temporary table with the columns indexed? I'm very new to PHP, and I'm not sure how to go about it. Thanks in advance. best, Matt ----- Original Message ----- From: Chris Hewitt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Matthew K. Gold <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 7:34 AM Subject: Re: [PHP] how to resort results of a query > Matthew, > > Its a new query unless you want to sort using php routines. For a small > amount of data this is fine but for large amounts there is a performance > hit. Your choice as to the balance with the amount of data you have. > > Where I have a lot of data, extracted from a very large amount of data, > I store my results in a new, temporary, table that has each field > indexed. I make the column headings on my html page into links that > extract the data from the temporary table, ordered by that column. As > its multi-user, I have a field in the temporary table with the username > so that each user gets their own data (its first part of the indices too). > > Hope this helps > Chris > > Matthew K. Gold wrote: > > >Hi, > > > >How can I set things up so that a user can resort the results of a query? > > > >Also, how can I make certain columns into links? I'm making a site that > >will list college courses. When users decide to browse listings by > >discipline, or college, I'd like the titles of the courses to be links to > >fuller descriptions of those courses. But I'm > >not sure how to do that. > > > >thanks in advance for your help. > > > >best, > > > >Matt > > > > > > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php