php mysql to write a pro gram to make invoice

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I try to write a program for head of invoice and detail of each invoice

what wrong with the last line of the code please suggest

creditebalance.name = $nameofbill



<?php
header ('Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8');

?>
<?php require_once('../Connections/connect.php'); ?>
<?php
if (!function_exists("GetSQLValueString")) {
function GetSQLValueString($theValue, $theType, $theDefinedValue = "", $theNotDefinedValue = "") 
{
  if (PHP_VERSION < 6) {
    $theValue = get_magic_quotes_gpc() ? stripslashes($theValue) : $theValue;
  }

  $theValue = function_exists("mysql_real_escape_string") ? mysql_real_escape_string($theValue) : mysql_escape_string($theValue);

  switch ($theType) {
    case "text":
      $theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
      break;    
    case "long":
    case "int":
      $theValue = ($theValue != "") ? intval($theValue) : "NULL";
      break;
    case "double":
      $theValue = ($theValue != "") ? doubleval($theValue) : "NULL";
      break;
    case "date":
      $theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
      break;
    case "defined":
      $theValue = ($theValue != "") ? $theDefinedValue : $theNotDefinedValue;
      break;
  }
  return $theValue;
}
}

mysql_select_db($database_connect, $connect);
$query_Recordset1 = "SELECT *
FROM
creditebalance
GROUP BY
creditebalance.`name`
";
$Recordset1 = mysql_query($query_Recordset1, $connect) or die(mysql_error());
$row_Recordset1 = mysql_fetch_assoc($Recordset1);
$totalRows_Recordset1 = mysql_num_rows($Recordset1);
$mr = mysql_query("SET NAMES UTF8");
?>
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<?php do { ?>
  <table width="228" border="1">
    <tr>
      <td width="163">Asian  online bill conclusion</td>
      <td width="7">&nbsp;</td>
      <td width="36">&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><?php echo $row_Recordset1['name'];
	   $nameofbill = $row_Recordset1['name'];
$query_Recordset2 = "SELECT *
FROM
creditebalance
WHERE
creditebalance.name = $nameofbill


";	  

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Commented:
I think we already talked about the MySQL extension, right?  I cannot imagine why you would still be posting code examples that use MySQL.

I'm going to recommend that you step back from this script and take some time to get a foundation in how PHP works.  From the look of this script, it appears that you're trying to learn PHP by copying Dreamweaver code.  And Dreamweaver has some of the worst PHP code ever written.  So just don't do that.  Instead, invest a couple of months of your life in learning the basics.   This article will get you started.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_11769-And-by-the-way-I-am-new-to-PHP.html

In the instant case, the script has a parse error.  It also creates a query, but does not run the query.  It has SELECT * which is a code smell signaling "I don't know what I'm doing with SQL."  When there are anti-practices showing in the code, you can learn to avoid those by reading this article.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_12293-AntiPHPatterns-and-AntiPHPractices.html

And (sigh) the script uses the MySQL extension.  That needs to change because PHP is doing away with MySQL support.  MySQL is already deprecated.  This article explains why and what you must do to keep your scripts running in the future.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/PHP_Databases/A_11177-PHP-MySQL-Deprecated-as-of-PHP-5-5-0.html

Best regards, and best of luck with your project, ~Ray
North2AlaskaSenior Engineer
Commented:
If creditebalance.name is a varchar then try this:

creditebalance.name = '$nameofbill'

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