> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 16 September 2002 20:44
> I'm using PHP, MySql, DreamweaverMX, and PHAkt 2. I want to 
> add a comma (
> , ) to the end of a variable, but only if it exists in the database.
> (Meaning I don't want a comma with no variable.) I seem to 
> remember a format
> that didn't use an if/else statement that looked something like:
> <?php echo xxx( $variable, \,) ?>

This may not be what you were thinking of exactly, but my usual approach to this is to 
use the ?: ternary operator thusly:

    echo isset($variable)?"$variable,":'';

or, to omit empty strings and zero values also:

    echo empty($variable)?'':"$variable,";



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