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LIMIT clause problems

New to PHP and MySQL.
Using PHP5 and MySQL 4.1
Windows XP Pro
IIS 5.1

I'm trying to page a recordset, and am using a LIMIT clause to fetch a
defined range of records from my db. However, the returned dataset is not
limited to the range I have in the SQL clause.

Here's the code:

$link_id=mysql_ connect("localh ost", "username", "password") ;
mysql_select_db ("stories", $link_id);
global $records_per_pa ge;

$records_per_pa ge = 5;
$query = "SELECT StoryID FROM Stories";
$result = mysql_query($qu ery);
$total_recs = mysql_num_rows( $result);

if(empty($_GET['next_page'])) {
$_GET['next_page'] = 0;

$cur_page = $_GET['next_page'];
$page_num = $cur_page + 1;
$record = ($cur_page * $records_per_pa ge) + 5;
$total_num_page = $last_page_num = ceil($total_rec s/
$records_per_pa ge);

$limit_str = "LIMIT ". $cur_page * $records_per_pa ge . ", $record";
$query = "SELECT StoryID, Headline FROM STORIES ORDER BY Headline
$limit_str ";
$result = mysql_query($qu ery);

while($query_da ta = mysql_fetch_arr ay($result)) {
$story_id = $query_data["StoryID"];
$headline = $query_data["Headline"];
echo "<A href=\"story.ph p?id=$story_id\ ">$headline </a><br>\n";

if($page_num > 1) {
$prev_page = $cur_page - 1;
echo "<A href=\"paging.p hp?next_page=0\ ">[Top]</a>";
echo "<A href=\"paging.p hp?next_page=$p rev_page\">[Prev]</a>";

if ($page_num < $total_num_page ) {
$next_page = $cur_page + 1;
$last_page = $total_num_page - 1;
echo "<A href=\"paging.p hp?next_page=$n ext_page\">[Next]</a>";
echo "<A href=\"paging.p hp?next_page=$l ast_page\">[Last]</a>";

echo "<br>" . $limit_str


I echo out the Limit clause, and it gives me what I would expect to see on
each page, but the actual number of records returned increases by 10 for
each page I navigate.

Interestingly, when I try the SQL in MySQL Query Browser, it seems to
ignore the upper boundary in the LIMIT clause.

I'm probably being a total noddy, but can anyone see what I've done wrong?

Aug 6 '05 #1
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On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:42:33 GMT, Mike <us**@domain.co m> wrote:
$cur_page = $_GET['next_page'];
$page_num = $cur_page + 1;
$record = ($cur_page * $records_per_pa ge) + 5;
$total_num_page = $last_page_num = ceil($total_rec s/
$records_per_p age);

$limit_str = "LIMIT ". $cur_page * $records_per_pa ge . ", $record";

[LIMIT {[offset,] row_count | row_count OFFSET offset}]

It's not LIMIT from_offset, to_offset.
it's LIMIT offset, row_count.

So surely something more like:

$limit_str = "LIMIT ". $cur_page * $records_per_pa ge . ", $records_per_pa ge";

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Aug 6 '05 #2
Andy Hassall <an**@andyh.co. uk> wrote in
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On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:42:33 GMT, Mike <us**@domain.co m> wrote:
$cur_page = $_GET['next_page'];
$page_num = $cur_page + 1;
$record = ($cur_page * $records_per_pa ge) + 5;
$total_num_page = $last_page_num = ceil($total_rec s/
$records_per_ page);

$limit_str = "LIMIT ". $cur_page * $records_per_pa ge . ",

[LIMIT {[offset,] row_count | row_count OFFSET offset}]

It's not LIMIT from_offset, to_offset.
it's LIMIT offset, row_count.

So surely something more like:

$limit_str = "LIMIT ". $cur_page * $records_per_pa ge . ",
$records_per_pa ge";

Yep, that works fine. Thanks.

The book I'm using wasn't clear how to use the LIMIT clause, and it
looked like it was from_offset, to_offset. The sample code provided
*definitely* produces from_offset, to_offset.

Wrox are normally very good, but "Beginning PHP5" is not up to standard.
I've noticed quite a few typos in sample code.

I'll just have to make more use of the official documentation.


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