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Creating vertical scrolling text from data in MySQL database

Posted on 2009-07-05
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I have managed to get some code to create some vertical scrolling data from my mysql database. I want the ticker to scroll vertically and show jobs that have been posted by users. The code needs changing as I cant seem to return more than one field from the database table i.e. job text and user ID and Category for example.

I'm pretty sure its the php section grabbing the query results that needs altering but I am quite new to php.

Please help.
<style type="text/css">
#divNewsCont{position:relative; width:300; height:302; overflow:visible; top:15; visibility:hidden}
#divNewsText{position:absolute; top:0; left:0}
    h1
	{margin-bottom:.0001pt;
	page-break-after:avoid;
	font-size:14.0pt;
	font-family:"Times New Roman";
	font-weight:normal; margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-top:0in}
</style>
 
 
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">
 
function checkBrowser(){
	this.ver=navigator.appVersion
	this.dom=document.getElementById?1:0
	this.ie5=(this.ver.indexOf("MSIE 5")>-1 && this.dom)?1:0;
	this.ie4=(document.all && !this.dom)?1:0;
	this.ns5=(this.dom && parseInt(this.ver) >= 5) ?1:0;
	this.ns4=(document.layers && !this.dom)?1:0;
	this.bw=(this.ie5 || this.ie4 || this.ns4 || this.ns5)
	return this
}
bw=new checkBrowser()
 
//The pixel value of where you want the layer to start (from the top)
lstart=0
 
//Set this to false if you just want it to go one time
loop=true 
 
//Set the speed, lower value gives more speed
speed=150
 
//Set this to how many pixels you want it to go for each step, this also changes the speed.    
pr_step=1
 
//Object constructor
function makeObj(obj,nest){
    nest=(!nest) ? '':'document.'+nest+'.'
	this.el=bw.dom?document.getElementById(obj):bw.ie4?document.all[obj]:bw.ns4?eval(nest+'document.'+obj):0;
  	this.css=bw.dom?document.getElementById(obj).style:bw.ie4?document.all[obj].style:bw.ns4?eval(nest+'document.'+obj):0;
	this.scrollHeight=bw.ns4?this.css.document.height:this.el.offsetHeight
	this.newsScroll=newsScroll;
	this.moveIt=b_moveIt; this.x; this.y;
    this.obj = obj + "Object"
    eval(this.obj + "=this")
    return this
}
function b_moveIt(x,y){
	this.x=x;this.y=y
	this.css.left=this.x
	this.css.top=this.y
}
//Makes the object scroll up
function newsScroll(speed){
	if(this.y>-this.scrollHeight){
		this.moveIt(0,this.y-pr_step)
		setTimeout(this.obj+".newsScroll("+speed+")",speed)
	}else if(loop) {
		this.moveIt(0,lstart)
		eval(this.obj+".newsScroll("+speed+")")
	  }
}
//Makes the object
function newsScrollInit(){
	oNewsCont=new makeObj('divNewsCont')
	oNewsScroll=new makeObj('divNewsText','divNewsCont')
	oNewsScroll.moveIt(0,lstart)
	oNewsCont.css.visibility='visible'
	oNewsScroll.newsScroll(speed)
}
//Call the init on page load
onload=newsScrollInit;
    </script>   
    <base target="_top">
 
 
 
<BODY style="word-spacing: 0; margin: 0">
 
 
 
 
<body text="#FFFFFF" link="#FFFF00" vlink="#FFFF00" alink="#FFFF00" style="word-spacing: 0; margin: 0">
<table cellpadding=0  cellspacing=0 id="table1" style="position:relative;top:0px;width:300px;table-layout:fixed" name="table1">
  <tr>
    <td valign="top" align="left" style="color: #000000; text-decoration: none" >
                  
                  
<div id="divNewsCont" style="float: left">
<div id="divNewsText" style="width: 300; height: 302">
	<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" id="table2">
		<tr>
			<td>
			
  <font face="Arial" style="font-size: 7pt" color="#000000">
  
 
 
	<p style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">
  
 
 
<?php
$db_server = "localhost";
$db_user   = "jez";
$db_pass   = "frank5";
 
 
$con       = mysql_connect("$db_server", "$db_user", "$db_pass") or die("Cannot connect to database.<br>");
mysql_select_db("local_traders");
 
 
$query = "
(
	SELECT * FROM job
)
 
ORDER BY id DESC
LIMIT 25";
 
 
  $result = mysql_query($query) or die("Could not perform the requested query!<BR>".mysql_error());
  while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
  {
  		$array[] = $row['jobtext'];
  }mysql_free_result($result);
 
	$result = array_unique ($array);
 
 
echo "<table>";
	foreach ($result as $i => $value) {
		
		echo "<font color=#57616D>$value</font><br><br>";
	}
echo "</table>";
 
 
 
?>
 
 
			
			
			
			
			</td>
		</tr>
	</table>
	
	</div></div>
</table> 
 
 
</body>

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by:jezskill
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I have changed the PHP code to include another table field which is showing in the output, but what I would like is to display category in bold with the jobs detailed underneath.

revised code as follows

<?php
$db_server = "localhost";
$db_user   = "jez";
$db_pass   = "frank5";


$con       = mysql_connect("$db_server", "$db_user", "$db_pass") or die("Cannot connect to database.<br>");
mysql_select_db("local_traders");


$query = "
(
      SELECT * FROM job
)

ORDER BY category DESC
LIMIT 25";


  $result = mysql_query($query) or die("Could not perform the requested query!<BR>".mysql_error());
  while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
  {
              $array[] = $row['category'];
            $array[] = $row['jobtext'];
            
  }mysql_free_result($result);

      $result = array_unique ($array);


echo "<table>";
      foreach ($result as $i => $value) {
            
            echo "<font color=#57616D>$value</font><br>";
      }
echo "</table>";



?>

manh thanks in advance of any help
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Roger Baklund earned 2000 total points
ID: 24779693
Try this:


            $array[] = '<b>'.$row['category'].'</b><br>'.$row['jobtext'];

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