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Posted on 2011-03-22
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I would like getting three sets of each $un and $thumb_name side by side
then go to the next three
etc... etc...
This output data one one after the other one in a vertical table organized way

$num=$db->num_rows($result3);
$i=0;
while ($i <$num)
{	
	$un=mysql_result($result3,$i,"username");
	$thumb_name=mysql_result($result3,$i,"thumb_name");
	echo"<tr><td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td></tr>";
	
$i++;
}

What I am looking for is:
echo"<tr><td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td><td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td><td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td></tr>";	
where results will show three sets at a time side by side
then jump to the next three set etc...
and taking care of left over from $i%3 if it comes to an odd number
but I do not figure how to do that

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Question by:array007
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Scott Madeira earned 2000 total points
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Try this:

 
$num=$db->num_rows($result3);
$i=0;

// Start the first row
echo '<tr>';

while ($i <$num)
{	
	$un=mysql_result($result3,$i,"username");
	$thumb_name=mysql_result($result3,$i,"thumb_name");
	        
        // Spit out the data
	echo"<td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td>";
	if ( (( $i+1)%3) ==0 ) {
		// End of row
		echo '</tr>';
	} 


$i++;
}

if (! $i%3) {
    // Clean up last partial row
    echo '</tr>';
}

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You may need to play with the last if statement to make sure it ends the row for partial cases.
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by:array007
ID: 35189758
Thanks
But it is still outputting one above the other one
as:
<tr><td>aaa</td><td>bbb</td></tr>
<tr><td>aaa</td><td>bbb</td></tr>

instead of three results side by side as:

<tr><td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td> <td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td> <td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td></tr>
<tr><td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td> <td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td> <td>$un</td><td>$thumb_name</td></tr>

etc....
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by:array007
ID: 35190696
Any idea on how to fix it?
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by:array007
ID: 35193937
I cleaned my OWN code error and now
it works fine
thanks
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