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How to make output display as compiled PHP

Posted on 2014-10-18
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I have queried my database and output the field named "code_output". It is my intention for this field to hold html and php. When it displays, the html compiles and displays correctly, but the php does not compile. It literally shows the php code.

In other words, it will output, <table border="1"><tr><td>test</td></tr></table> AS AN ACTUAL TABLE

But when I use, <?php echo "test"; ?>, It doesn't compile, It LITERALLY DISPLAYS <?php echo "test"; ?>

How can I display the query and output as compiled php?

Tis is the simple line of code:
echo $code_output;
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I don't believe that you can.  Since the data that your query returns is Not part of the PHP file, it is simply handled as text.  It is not passed to the PHP interpreter to be 'executed'.
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by:edavo
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So there's no "simple" way to have an online php editor/tester - like a JS fiddle?
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Right, no "simple" way.  This search https://www.google.com/search?q=php+online+editor will list a number of 'online' PHP editors but "simple" is not what I would call them.  This one http://www.compileonline.com/execute_php_online.php looks interesting.  Since PHP is capable of accessing the files on the server, an application like that has to create a "sandbox" to restrict the operation of PHP to a safe environment that can't damage the server.
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by:edavo
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Gotcha - thank you very much…
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You're welcome, glad to help.
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