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Automatically selecting a value in a drop down field from the MYSQL value

jeveloff2 asked
Last Modified: 2008-09-05
I'm pretty new to PHP/MYSQL.  I have a customer database which has numerous drop down fields when adding a new customer.  I made these drop down fields as normal HTML drop downs instead of arrays.  The problem I am having is when we edit a customer.  The customer fields used to be text boxes and I just had value="<?php  echo $name; ?>" in each field for editing.  I do not know how to have the script automatically select the value from the database in the drop down field.  Any ideas?
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