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PHP SQL Add words to field in database table

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Hi,

I have a mysql table with the following fields:

id, name, story, rank

I also have 2 authors:

Peter and Paul

I need some code in php what will do the following altogether:

1st:
Select  * from table where rank = 1
Then:
From the output list I need to add the author names into the story fields.

So for example, is the result of the query above is 10 records

Then the name Peter is added to 5 records inside the story field and the name Paul is added to 5 records.

so Peter is added to 50% and Paul is added to 50%

Can anyone help please?
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Most Valuable Expert 2011
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Commented:
Please post the CREATE TABLE statement and the test data you're using.  It will be easy to show you how to do this once we have that starting point.

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Example:

table:

  id | field2 | field3
-----------------------------
  1    hello      1
  2    hello2     1

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String1 String2

Select * from mytable where field3 = 1

Will return 2 fields...

next...

Insert String1 into 50% of result and String2 into the other 50% of result on field2

Output should be:

  id | field2         |  field3
-----------------------------
  1    String1 hello      1
  2    String2 hello2     1

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Most Valuable Expert 2011
Author of the Year 2014

Commented:
Is this a school assignment?  It seems "theoretical" to the point of "silly."  What is the back-story here that explains why you would do this?
Most Valuable Expert 2011
Author of the Year 2014
Commented:
This one is on us!
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