Mysql -> pulling count of occurrence of result and displaying on page

Hi all,

I have ran a query to pull the number of distances in a query and how many times the have been repeated and get the following result

 

>   distance   rows

>     1m6.5f    1
>     1m6f      2
>     2m        5
>     2m.5f     1
>     2m1f      1


but i now need to output the data and add it into the following code:

['Distance', 'Percentage'],

 ['1m6.5f ', 1],
 ['1m6f', 2]


currenly all i have is the following code to get the data

 
   $sqlhorses = "SELECT distance, COUNT( * ) AS ROWS FROM  `horsesrp`  WHERE  `Horse` = '".$horse."' and place = '1' or  `Horse` = '".$horse."' and place = '2' or  `Horse` = '".$horse."' and place = '3' GROUP BY  `Distance` 
    HAVING ROWS >0";
    $horseplaced = mysqli_query($db, $sqlhorses);
    	while($pasthorse = mysqli_fetch_array($horseplaced)){
    
    	}

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so i can return the results but I am not sure where to go with adding it into the desired output.
runnerjp2005Asked:
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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
It really depends on how you want the data stored. Here's a simple example, but you may need to be clearer on what you want:

$output = array();
while($pasthorse = mysqli_fetch_array($horseplaced)){
   $output[] = array(
      'Distance' => $pasthorse['distance'],
      'Rows' => $pasthorse['ROWS'],
   );
}

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You now have an array of arrays containing the data. You can visualise it by using var_dump:

var_dump($output);
Brian TaoSenior Business Solutions ConsultantCommented:
This should work:
$data = "['Distance', 'Percentage']";
while($pasthorse = mysqli_fetch_array($horseplaced)){
  $data .= ", ['" . $pasthorse['distance'] . "', " . $pasthorse['ROWS'] . "]";
}
echo $data;

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runnerjp2005Author Commented:
sometimes you look for a complex answer when a simple one is right infront of you ... thanks :)
Brian TaoSenior Business Solutions ConsultantCommented:
Thanks for the points.
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