How does mysql_fetch_assoc store rows from a query?

Posted on 2008-10-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I am using Dreamweaver's built in functionality to create a drop down list from a MySQL query.  The problem I have is that if I try to duplicate the list on the same page, only the first instance is filled with info from the query.  It may have something to do with the way "mysql_fetch_assoc" counts through the rows.  Can someone please explain how this works and how I can create multiple lists from the one query?  Thanks.
// The following is a couple snippets from my page:

mysql_select_db($database_gw2000Connect, $gw2000Connect);

$query_getAllNames = "SELECT * FROM users";

$getAllNames = mysql_query($query_getAllNames, $gw2000Connect) or die(mysql_error());

$row_getAllNames = mysql_fetch_assoc($getAllNames);

$totalRows_getAllNames = mysql_num_rows($getAllNames);

<select name="entryToApply">

  <?php do { ?>

  <option value="<?php echo $row_entriesToApply['invoiceNum']; ?>">

    <?php echo $row_entriesToApply['invoiceNum']; ?>


  <?php } while ($row_entriesToApply = mysql_fetch_assoc($entriesToApply)); ?>


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Question by:CheeserTheAverage
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mysql_select_db($database_gw2000Connect, $gw2000Connect);

$sql = "SELECT * FROM users";

$qry = mysql_query($sql);

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($qry)){


  $entries[] = $row_entriesToApply['invoiceNum'];



$select = "<select name='entryToApply'>";

foreach ($entries as $a){

  $select .= "<option value='$a'>$a</option>";


$select .= "</select>";


$select1 = "<select name='entryToApply2'>";

foreach ($entries as $b){

  $select1 .= "<option value='$b'>$b</option>";


$select1 .= "</select>";

/// and continue...


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