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Inner Join displaying ID # not Name

Thread began 9/04/2010 9:11 pm by ken413883 | Last modified 9/05/2010 4:12 am by ken413883 | 508 views | 2 replies |


Inner Join displaying ID # not Name

After days of '/facepalm headdesk' level of frustration, (and the help of Craig Rushforth...) I finally got the SELECT query my issue is how the query results are displayed...

For example:

The insert and update forms use other tables as menu lists, and is set to save the ID# and display the NAME.

However, on the results and details pages, it shows me the ID# not the name.

The SELECT query now contains the appropriate INNER JOINS to gather the correct NAME data, but the screen only shows the numbers...

Can anyone tell me where to edit the result set so it shows menu1.menu_name, rather than form.menu1_id#?

Man I hope that made sense...


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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester

You need to specify the name that you want to display in your query so for example if you had two database tables one containing manufacturers and the other containing models linked by a foreign key in the models table the pseudo code would look like this:

SELECT manufacturersName, modelName, etc, etc 
FROM tbl_manufacturers
INNER JOIN tbl_models ON ( = tbl_models.foreignkey)

Does that help.

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The inner joins were working just fine, it was the display part that wasn't.

Got that fixed as well, and all is good.

The answer (for future help reasons...)

All it needs to know is the name of the recordset and the fields name.

So, for example, to display diety_name from your recordset WADAtoon, in the table from your example page, you need to do the following..

1. ensure diety_name is declared as an output field in your select statement
2. add the data to the (existing) repeated table.
If you wanted the column Diety Name in your table, immediately after Name: for example

On your page, you have a table tag, which looks something like

<table class="WADAResultsTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">

which contains the field headers.

<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Name:</th>
<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Class:</th>
<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Level:</th>


Firstly, add a new tag like so

<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Name:</th>
<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Diety Name:</th>
<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Class:</th>
<th class="WADAResultsTableHeader">Level:</th>

Then, further down, you add a new row to the repeat region of the table, (within the do loop)

<td class="WADAResultsTableCell"><?php echo($row_WADAtoon['Toon_name']); ?></a></td>
<td class="WADAResultsTableCell"><?php echo($row_WADAtoon['diety_name']); ?></td>
<td class="WADAResultsTableCell"><?php echo($row_WADAtoon['Toon_class']); ?></td>
<td class="WADAResultsTableCell"><?php echo($row_WADAtoon['Toon_level']); ?></td>

(Make sure your field names are spelled correctly, and remember the code is case specific, so don't forget capital etters where appropriate.)

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