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Thread began 8/06/2012 6:37 pm by reiter303441179 | Last modified 9/02/2012 1:20 pm by reiter303441179 | 2609 views | 43 replies

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

Im attaching a simple demostration on selecting a category in a menu and then dynamically displaying all those products for that category on a sepetate page.....

make sure you create a database named dinkydb and import the dinkydb.sql into phpMyAdmin and set up the database in Dreamweaver....

the area of code that are important are:

--------------------------------------
menu.php for the menu recordset setup
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mysql_select_db($database_dinkydb, $dinkydb);
$query_Recordset1 = "SELECT * FROM productcategories ORDER BY CategoryName ASC";
$Recordset1 = mysql_query($query_Recordset1, $dinkydb) or die(mysql_error());
$row_Recordset1 = mysql_fetch_assoc($Recordset1);
$totalRows_Recordset1 = mysql_num_rows($Recordset1);

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menu.php to display the categories
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<?php do { ?>
<p><a href="products-by-category.php?CatID=<?php echo $row_Recordset1['CategoryID']; ?>"><?php echo $row_Recordset1['CategoryName']; ?></a></p>
<?php } while ($row_Recordset1 = mysql_fetch_assoc($Recordset1)); ?>

-----------------------------------------
products-by-category.php recordset setup
-----------------------------------------
$colname_rsProducts = "-1";
if (isset($_GET['CatID'])) {
$colname_rsProducts = $_GET['CatID'];
}
mysql_select_db($database_dinkydb, $dinkydb);
$query_rsProducts = sprintf("SELECT * FROM products WHERE ProductCategoryID = %s", GetSQLValueString($colname_rsProducts, "int"));
$rsProducts = mysql_query($query_rsProducts, $dinkydb) or die(mysql_error());
$row_rsProducts = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsProducts);
$totalRows_rsProducts = mysql_num_rows($rsProducts);
?>

-----------------------------------------------------------------
products-by-category.php to display the products for that category
-----------------------------------------------------------------

<?php do { ?>
<p><?php echo $row_rsProducts['ProductName']; ?></p>
<?php } while ($row_rsProducts = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsProducts)); ?>

-----------------------------------------------------------------


Chris

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