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Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hi experts,

I have a database table that looks like the following.

Customer Jan        Feb     March    April     May   June July Aug Sep etc
Jan          10.12    11.00    15.00    12.56    -36.25   ETCC

As you can see there is a minus under may of -36.25...is there away of setting a negative value to the database?
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Question by:NeoAshura
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Expert Comment

ID: 35083092
What do you mean by this "is there away of setting a negative value to the database?". Are you trying to say that you cannot store a negative number in the database?

Make sure the DB column is SIGNED or at least that it is not UNSIGNED
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Expert Comment

ID: 35083113
Just give your database field the characteristic of SIGNED, and you can put negative numbers into it.
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Author Comment

ID: 35083146
sorry bad english they are set as negative, and ive eneted the value as -36 so should recongise it, i just dont know how to get the result (sum) of the columns at the end in php
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Expert Comment

ID: 35083194
"...they are set as negative.."

What are set as negative? I'm sorry but I still do not understand what the problem is. I can see that the sample table above has -36.25 in it, but I'm not clear what you are trying to do with it.

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Author Comment

ID: 35083205
im trying to add the posotives in php with the data from the database

e.g

10+10+10 but then need to -minus the negatives for example

10+10+10-36= £-6
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Expert Comment

ID: 35083327
Can you post the code that's not doing the adding correctly? It should just be simple arithmetic operations which is why I'm struggling to see where the problem would lie.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35083774
If the negative value is already in the database, you can just use SUM in MySQL or simple arithmetic in php.

\$a = 3 + 2 - 4;

will give you \$a = 1
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Author Comment

ID: 35083920
here it is sorry for late reply i keep getting unidentified index maybe im not defineing the variables?

if thats the case how would i add the columns jan and feb?

code is attached thanks again
<?php
session_start();
ob_start();
include 'myphp.php';
?>
<?php
\$val = \$_GET['val'];
\$sql = "SELECT * FROM bill_detail2009  WHERE mobile_number = '" . \$val . "'";

\$first_number = \$_GET['Jan09'];
\$second_number = \$_GET['Feb09'];
\$sum_total = \$first_number + \$second_number;

\$direct_text = 'The two variables added together = ';

print (\$direct_text . \$sum_total);

?>
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Accepted Solution

Beverley Portlock earned 500 total points
ID: 35084059
You're not processing the database values or even accessing the database. I don't even know if you have establised a database connection at this point.

The following UNTESTED code should be closer to what you need but without knowing you database table structure I can only guess....

<?php
session_start();
ob_start();
include 'myphp.php';
?>
<?php
\$val = \$_GET['val'];
\$sql = "SELECT * FROM bill_detail2009  WHERE mobile_number = '" . \$val . "'";

\$rs = mysql_query( \$sql );

if ( \$rs ) {

if ( mysql_num_rows(\$rs) == 0 )
echo "NO data to process";
else {
\$rw = mysql_fetch_assoc( \$rs );

\$sum_total = \$rw['Jan09'] + \$rw['Feb09'];
}
}
else
echo "Query failed " . mysql_error();

\$direct_text = 'The two variables added together = ';

print (\$direct_text . \$sum_total);

?>
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Author Comment

ID: 35084250
myphp was my connection file and thanks it worked ok
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