[thelist] PHP & Crosstabs [long] MORE CLEARLY MAYBE...

Andrew Forsberg andrew at thepander.co.nz
Tue May 7 21:36:03 CDT 2002

On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 07:32, Jay Blanchard wrote:

> When you want to write out a table row you have to know where the data is
> coming from;
> <?
> while($dbrow = mysql_fetch_object($dbx)){
> 	print("<tr>\n");
> 	print("<td>");
> 	print($dbrow->RecordDate);
> 	print("</td><td align=\"right\">");
> 	print($dbrow->r100101); <--------------uses the "AS" from the query

Hi Jay

How about something like this:

// Only print out the <th> tags once

$headerPrinted = FALSE;

// Get the row as an array so we can use foreach()
// Retrieve the array as an associative array only, not
// with the numeric indices (otherwise each column will appear
// twice).

while($dbrow = mysql_fetch_array($dbx, MYSQL_ASSOC)) {

    // Output the table header with the column names
    if ($headerPrinted == FALSE) {

        // the first column is aligned left
        $align = "left";

        foreach($dbrow AS $key => $value) {

            // output the key for the array in the header row
            print("<th align=\"$align\">" . $key . "</th>\n");

            // every other column is aligned right
            $align = "right";

        // only output the header once
        $headerPrinted = TRUE;

    // align the first column to left
    $align = "left";

    foreach($dbrow AS $key => $value) {

	// output the value for each key in the data rows
        print("<td align=\"$align\">" . $value . "</td>\n");

        // align right for every column but the first
        $align = "right";


There's bound to be a way to improve on the redundancy of the $value in
the first foreach loop, and the $key in the second one. I also may have
misunderstood the question :-) -- is this the sort of thing you want?

Anyhow, hth,

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