Listing event name only once

I have a database where we have events entered. In one part of my website, I have it pulling up the next three ticketed events. In some cases, an event goes multiple dates and we only want it to show on the top 3 list once.
Example..
Event 1
Oct 2, 2008
Event 1
Oct 3, 2008
Event 1
Oct. 4, 2008

I want it to only list Event 1 one time and then the next two events that don't have the same Name as Event 1. Then when Oct. 3 comes around, oct 2 will drop off but the event will still be listed under Oct 3. When oct 4 is over, the event is still listed under oct 4.

The code is written below
<?php
	$currentdate = date('Y-m-D');
 
	$event_query = "SELECT * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC";
	$event_query_result = mysql_query($event_query);
 
	if (!event_query_result)
	{
		echo "Could not successfully run query ($event_query) from DB: " . mysql_error();
		exit;
	}
 
	$event_counter = 0;
 
	while ($event_row = mysql_fetch_assoc($event_query_result))
	{
		$event_name = $event_row['Name'];         
		$event_dates = $event_row['Date'];    
		$display_date = date("M j, Y", strtotime($event_dates ));        
		$event_time = $event_row['DisplayTime'];    
		$event_tickets = $event_row['Tickets'];        
		$event_id = $event_row['ID'];
		$eventCode = $event_row['EventCode'];
		$seasonCode = $event_row['SeasonCode'];
		$OnSale = $event_row['OnSale'];
 
		echo "<p class=\"style18\"><a href=\"display_event.php?id=$event_id\">$event_name</a> <br />\n";
		echo "$display_date - $event_time - <a href='http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ARUSHMORE%3A".$event_row['SeasonCode']."%3A".$event_row['EventCode']."%3A&linkID=rushmore&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode='>Click Here</a></p>\n";
 
		$event_counter++;
 
		if ($event_counter > 2)
		{
			break;
		}
	}
 
	if ($event_counter == 0)
	{
		echo "<p class=\"style18\">No Events Scheduled</p>\n";
	}	
?>

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katleesAsked:
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katleesAuthor Commented:
Here is the code
<?php
	$currentdate = date('Y-m-D');
 
	$event_query = "SELECT * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC";
	$event_query_result = mysql_query($event_query);
 
	if (!event_query_result)
	{
		echo "Could not successfully run query ($event_query) from DB: " . mysql_error();
		exit;
	}
 
	$event_counter = 0;
	$save_event_name = "";
 
	while ($event_row = mysql_fetch_assoc($event_query_result))
	{
		$event_name = $event_row['Name'];         
		$event_dates = $event_row['Date'];    
		$display_date = date("M j, Y", strtotime($event_dates ));        
		$event_time = $event_row['DisplayTime'];    
		$event_tickets = $event_row['Tickets'];        
		$event_id = $event_row['ID'];
		$eventCode = $event_row['EventCode'];
		$seasonCode = $event_row['SeasonCode'];
		$OnSale = $event_row['OnSale'];
 
		if ($event_name != $save_event_name)
		{
			echo "<p class=\"style18\"><a href=\"display_event.php?id=$event_id\">$event_name</a> <br />\n";
			
			if (!(empty($eventCode)) && !(empty($seasonCode)))
			{
				echo "$display_date - $event_time - <a href='http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ARUSHMORE%3A".$event_row['SeasonCode']."%3A".$event_row['EventCode']."%3A&linkID=rushmore&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode='>Click Here</a></p>\n";
			}
			else
			{
				echo "$display_date - $event_time - <a href='#' onclick=\"javascript: DoTicketPopup();\" >Click Here</a></p>\n";
			}
			
			$save_event_name = $event_name;
			$event_counter++;
		}
 
		if ($event_counter > 2)
		{
			break;
		}
	}
 
	if ($event_counter == 0)
	{
		echo "<p class=\"style18\">No Events Scheduled</p>\n";
	}	
	
?>

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gamebitsCommented:
$event_query = "SELECT DISTINCT * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' ....
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katleesAuthor Commented:
It's not working...
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ehabafiaCommented:
SELECT DISTINCT * FROM Events WHERE Date >= `$currentdate` order by $currentdate Limit 0,2
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ehabafiaCommented:
The Limit will give you only the first 3 events.
 $event_query = "SELECT * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC limit 0,2";

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gamebitsCommented:
Try this

SELECT *, count(Events) FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' GROUP BY Events HAVING count(Events)>=1 ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC ";
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katleesAuthor Commented:
ehabafia - that only shows the first two events..... and it lists two with the same nam.
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ehabafiaCommented:
$event_query = "SELECT DISTINCT * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC limit 0,3";
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katleesAuthor Commented:
gamebits - that doesn't list any
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katleesAuthor Commented:
It is still listing an event with the same name twice.....

Does it have to do with the event_counter being outside the loop?
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ehabafiaCommented:
SELECT DISTINCT(NAME), * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC limit 0,3
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ehabafiaCommented:
Sorry,

SELECT DISTINCT(NAME), * FROM Events WHERE Date >= '$currentdate' and Tickets ='1' group by NAME ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC limit 0,3
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katleesAuthor Commented:
Ehabafia - again, no results
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ehabafiaCommented:
make sure that you have a result for the conditions that you are having,
also try to use the now() instead of current date:

SELECT DISTINCT(NAME), * FROM Events WHERE Date >= now() and Tickets ='1' group by NAME ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC limit 0,3

I thing it should work
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ehabafiaCommented:
or currentdate()

SELECT DISTINCT(NAME), * FROM Events WHERE Date >= currentdate() and Tickets ='1' group by NAME ORDER BY `Events`.`Date` ASC limit 0,3
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katleesAuthor Commented:
ehabafia - still getting no results. If I change my original code to
if ($event_counter > 7

It shows 7 results.... so I know there are records in there
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ehabafiaCommented:
could you send me a sample of the database data so that I can look at it.

Thank you and sorry for the delay.
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katleesAuthor Commented:
http://75.125.62.3/~gotmine/index.php is the page it is on....

On http://75.125.62.3/~gotmine/index2.php I have it pulling the next 10 events
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katleesAuthor Commented:
I got an answer from someone else. I'll post it in a minute
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ehabafiaCommented:
that's what I meant evenname (Event)  but I didn't know your database field names.

but you need to add at the ind of the sql statement the word Limit 0,3
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ehabafiaCommented:
Well it was unfair to close the subject this way, without giving enough information but whatever.
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katleesAuthor Commented:
I gave my full code. How is that not enough information? I got an answer elsewhere. Sorry yours didn't work.
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ehabafiaCommented:
you gave the code but you didn't gave the database information.  Anyways I faced allot of peoples like you and that is not the first and it's not gonna be the last time facing someone like you.

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