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PHP Code Question (Displaying of Data)

Hello,
The following code displays some data from a MySQL database in a form on a web browser.

<td><?php echo "".$row['fname']; ?></td> 
<td><?php echo "".$row['lname']; ?></td>

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fname represents the first name of a person & lname is the last name. CUrrently I have a column names "First Name" & one named "Last Name". My question is, if I create a column named "Client Name" & want to place the full name in it, how do I do that? Or in other words, how would I edit my code so it would show John Doe in the field as opposed to John in one field & Doe in another? Thanks
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wantabe2
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wantabe2
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Richard QuadlingSenior Software DeverloperCommented:
Your current style.
<td><?php echo $row['fname'] . " " . $row['lname']; ?></td>

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Using embedded variables. Note the use of "" around the entire string being echo'd. This forces PHP to process/look for variables.
<?php
echo "<td>{$row['fname']} {$row['lname']}</td>";

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Using heredoc. No need for quotes, so they can be used in the text (<td class="name"> sort of thing.
<?php
echo <<< END_CLIENT_NAME
<td>{$row['fname']} {$row['lname']}</td>
END_CLIENT_NAME;

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wantabe2Author Commented:
Thanks!
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Joe_PritchardCommented:
Here's how I would do it:

<?php
echo "<td>", trim($row['fname'] ." ".  $row['lname']), "</td>";
?>

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No great difference, but you won't get rogue spaces in the case of anyone with no surname, or only a surname... Just a thought.
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