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if i cant find a result in my db..do this

Posted on 2009-04-10
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i need to be able to display a message if a users has not posted anything in the forum.... im not sure how to get this right... here is my attempt
<?php $sql = "Select * FROM forumtutorial_posts where author = '$profilename' ORDER BY `showtime` DESC LIMIT 0, 5";

$postsresult = mysql_query($sql) or die("Could not get threads");

while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($postsresult)) {  echo ' <a id="posts" href="http://www.runningprofiles.com/members/index.php?page=message&forum='.$row['forum'].'&id='.$row['postid'].'&pagenum=last">'.$row['title'].'</a> <br />' ;} [b]if ($postresults < 0)[/b] {echo 'user has yet to make a post.';}?>

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by:gamebits
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<?php $sql = "Select * FROM forumtutorial_posts where author = '$profilename' ORDER BY `showtime` DESC LIMIT 0, 5";
$postsresult = mysql_query($sql) or die("Could not get threads");
$num = mysql_num_rows($postresult);

if($num < 1)
    {echo 'user has yet to make a post.';}else{
while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($postsresult)) {  echo ' <a id="posts" href="http://www.runningprofiles.com/members/index.php?page=message&forum='.$row['forum'].'&id='.$row['postid'].'&pagenum=last">'.$row['title'].'</a> <br />' ;}
     }
?>
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by:runnerjp
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i get Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource  hen it shows  user has yet to make a post. even though i have made sevral
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Ok I have a typo, replace

$num = mysql_num_rows($postresult);

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$num = mysql_num_rows($postsresult);
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