MYSQL decimal point

Posted on 2008-06-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hello experts.

I've come up with a simple 5-star rating system. Everything works fine but the calcualted answer is too long. ie. 2.4444 but I'd like it to be 2.44.

Do I be make this adjustment in MYSQL or PHP and how would i do it?

MYSQL statement:

SELECT ((1star+2star*2+3star*3+4star*4+5star*5)/(1star+2star+3star+4star+5star))
FROM rating
WHERE prod_id = colname

PHP to print answer is attached:

<?php echo $row_rsRating['((1star+2star*2+3star*3+4star*4+5star*5)/(1star+2star+3star+4star+5star))']; ?>

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Question by:allanch08
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hernst42 earned 265 total points
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You can do it in PHP with:

echo number_format($row_rsRating['((1star+2star*2+3star*3+4star*4+5star*5)/(1star+2star+3star+4star+5star))'],2);

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ID: 21835254
thanks for quick reply, works a treat. as a matter of interest how would I do it in mysql?
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Assisted Solution

LordOfPorts earned 235 total points
ID: 21835257
You can give an alias to the SQL value returned in order to simplify it:

SELECT ((1star+2star*2+3star*3+4star*4+5star*5)/(1star+2star+3star+4star+5star)) AS FinalRating
FROM rating
WHERE prod_id = colname

Then in PHP output it in the following manner:

<?php echo sprintf("%1\$.2f", $row_rsRating['FinalRating']); ?>

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hernst42 earned 265 total points
ID: 21835265

Author Comment

ID: 21835279
thanks for help everyone

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