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Displaying Categories & sub categories

Thread began 10/22/2015 6:52 pm by stephen287384 | Last modified 10/22/2015 8:10 pm by stephen287384 | 2046 views | 6 replies


Displaying Categories & sub categories

I need to display a menu showing categories and associated sub categories, here is the scenario:

Here is the Database Schema

categories (Table)

Category Name

sub_categories (Table)


Here are the Recordsets:

$rsCategories = new WA_MySQLi_RS("rsCategories",$DatabaseConn,0);
$rsCategories >setQuery("SELECT * FROM categories ORDER BY CategoryName ASC");
$rsCategories >execute();
$rsSubCategories = new WA_MySQLi_RS("rsSubCategories",$DatabaseConn,0);
$rsSubCategories >setQuery("SELECT * FROM sub_categories ORDER BY SubCategoryName ASC");
$rsSubCategories >execute();

And here is the menu structure:

<label>Filter by Category / Sub Category</label>

while(!$rsCategories->atEnd()) {
<input name="category" type="checkbox" value="<?php echo($rsCategories->getColumnVal("CategoryID")); ?>" />
&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="category"> <?php echo($rsCategories->getColumnVal("CategoryName")); ?></label>

<!--show if -->

<?php if (($rsSubCategories->getColumnVal("SubcategoryCategoryID") == ($rsCategories->getColumnVal("CategoryID")))) { // Show if sub category exists ?>

while(!$rsSubCategories->atEnd()) {
?> <div id="subcategory"> <input name="subcategory" type="checkbox" value="<?php echo($rsSubCategories->getColumnVal("SubCategoryID")); ?>" />
&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="subcategory"> <?php echo($rsSubcategories->getColumnVal("SubCategoryName")); ?></label></div>
$rsSubcategories->moveFirst(); //return RS to first record

<?php } // Show if sub category exists ?>

<!--end show if -->

$rsCategories->moveFirst(); //return RS to first record

The following displays ALL the sub Categories immediately below the first Category. How can I split them up so the sub categories are associated with the Categories?

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