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What I am trying to do is read the values form a field in my database.

I want it to look through the database something like this until there are not any more values, so I want it to start at value one and go up one by one, but I need to assign the value in the database to a variable before it and create an action, before moving onto the next value in the databse.

Basically what i have so far.

<?
$query  = "SELECT index FROM index_list";
$result = mysql_query($query);
 while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result, MYSQL_ASSOC)){
        $search = $row;
        echo $search;
}

I get an error when I try and do this:
Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result
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Question by:cstormer
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by:cstormer
ID: 22620857
I made some changes...

$result = mysql_query($query);
 while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)){
        $search = $row[0];
        echo $search;

but now no error, but no results either....
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by:Terry Woods
ID: 22620882
You'll need to connect to the database first:
mysql_connect('host','user','pass');
mysql_select_db('dbname');

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Cornelia Yoder earned 2000 total points
ID: 22620895
$result = mysql_query($query);
echo mysql_error();
 while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){
        $search = $row[0];
        echo $search;


Use mysql_fetch_array, not _assoc
and echo the error message if you get one.
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by:cstormer
ID: 22620949
at the top of the page i have

  require_once("conf/db_connection.php");, with the info in ther eto connect.

Anyway it's connecting for sure now because if i change $row[0] to $row it will list the word array 10 times and there are 10 items in the database
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