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Posted on 2011-03-10
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I have added a news scroller that uses javascript from http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex2/crosstick.htm

What I want to do is take news items from the MySQL database and add it to the array for the script

 
<script type="text/javascript">

/*Example message arrays for the two demo scrollers*/

var pausecontent2=new Array()

pausecontent2[0]='<a href="http://www.mynews.com"><?php echo $row_newsScroller['news_date']; ?> - <?php echo $row_newsScroller['news_title']; ?></a>'


</script>

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I need a loop to get all the items in the news table, and then a loop to get the numbers.

I am kinda confused how to go about it, also I have created the SQL query to order by DESC

Can anyone help me to do this?

Thank you
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Question by:cataleptic_state
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by:cataleptic_state
ID: 35095101
Currently all I have is this
 
<script type="text/javascript">

/*Example message arrays for the two demo scrollers*/

var pausecontent2=new Array()

<?php do { ?>
pausecontent2[0]='<a href="http://www.ansarmustafa.com/slikhaar"><?php echo $row_newsScroller['news_date']; ?> - <?php echo $row_newsScroller['news_title']; ?></a>'
<?php } while ($row_newsScroller = mysql_fetch_assoc($newsScroller)); ?>

</script>

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by:Beverley Portlock
ID: 35095190
Basically you need to create a javascript array with PHP so use something along these lines

UNTESTED

<script type="text/javascript">

/*Example message arrays for the two demo scrollers*/

<?php
     $yourQuery = "select ...... etc   ... ";

     $jsText = "";
     $jsLink = "";

     $rs = mysql_query( $yourQuery );
     if ( $rs ) {

           while ( $rw = mysql_fetch_assoc( $rs ) ) {
                $jsText .=  ",'" . htmlspecialchars( $rw['yourTextField'], ENT_QUOTES ) . "'";
                $jsLink .=  ", 'http://". $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . "/" . $rw['yourPageId'] . "'";
           }

     }

     echo "var titles = new Array( $jsText );\n";
     echo "var links = new Array( $jsLink );\n";
?>

// more javascript here
</script>

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Then it is only a matter of writing the javascript to access the array of titles and the array of link URLs. You will need to adjust the URL format in the above code because I don't know what format you are using.

That should get you started.

;-)
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hielo earned 2000 total points
ID: 35095216
Try:
<script type="text/javascript">

/*Example message arrays for the two demo scrollers*/

var pausecontent2=new Array()

<?php do { ?>
	pausecontent2[pausecontent2.length]='<a href="http://www.ansarmustafa.com/slikhaar"><?php echo $row_newsScroller['news_date']; ?> - <?php echo str_replace("'","\\'",$row_newsScroller['news_title']); ?></a>';
<?php } while ($row_newsScroller = mysql_fetch_assoc($newsScroller)); ?>

</script>

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by:cataleptic_state
ID: 35095545
Hi hielo,
Thats works great, can you explain what that does?

What if some items did not have a link, can I still put my if statement in without it affecting the rest?
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by:cataleptic_state
ID: 35095679
sorry dont worry about that last message. I am just going mad :(
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