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Problems populating form select list dynamically

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Hi all, I'm a php newbie and have read various posts/articles on populating select lists dynamically from a db table. However, I cant seem to get it working in the way I want...

I have 3 select lists on a form and want to use a single piece of code to display each one by passing the relevant query to the code. My problem is that I dont know which mysql_fetch command to use because I cannot access each item by name only number (as the name will change depending on which table I use).

Which loop structure is best?

Currently I'm using...

$country_query = "select coutry_name from country";
$countrys = $conn->query($country_query);
$country_list = mysqli_fetch_object($countrys)


case "Country":
$select_list = $country_list;


foreach ($select_list as $eachitem) {
<option value="<?php echo $eachitem ?>"> etc.
<?php } ?>


Which only gives me one item in each of the select boxs!!! where r the others? How can I get all the countries listed?

Thanks in advance!
Apr 26 '07 #1
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Well I managed to solve it...

Used while ($eachitem = mysqli_fetch_array($select_field)) where $select_field is equated to the query result! then accessing $eachitem[0] gives me the values I want.

thanks for reading!!
Apr 26 '07 #2

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