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Thread began 2/02/2010 12:31 pm by jeffmg279672 | Last modified 2/12/2010 12:28 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1436 views | 5 replies |

jeffmg279672

dynamic image display problem

Hi - the problem is more to do with preventing display of the "missing image" icon in the browser when there is no image in the db field. I have 2 pages - stockList.php and stockListDetail.php (code below) which allows for the possibility of up to 10 images to be stored in the db table. What's happening though is for a listing where there are only (say) 6 images, I'm then getting "missing image" icons showing on the page for images 7-10, which isn't what I want. Also these images are set to display as 100x100 px thumbnails, with a click-through from each to the full sized image. So what's happening with the missing images is that when clicked, the page reloads, which is also slightly annoying.
I assume that there's a way of setting this up so that if the db field is empty, nothing displays on the page - I've tried "show region if recordset is not empty" but that only seems to work on table rows, not cells...
Any ideas?
thanks in advance,
Jeff

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stockList.php code:
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<?php require_once('Connections/dollarbill.php'); ?>
<?php
if (!function_exists("GetSQLValueString")) {
function GetSQLValueString($theValue, $theType, $theDefinedValue = "", $theNotDefinedValue = "")
{
$theValue = get_magic_quotes_gpc() ? stripslashes($theValue) : $theValue;

$theValue = function_exists("mysql_real_escape_string") ? mysql_real_escape_string($theValue) : mysql_escape_string($theValue);

switch ($theType) {
case "text":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
break;
case "long":
case "int":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? intval($theValue) : "NULL";
break;
case "double":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . doubleval($theValue) . "'" : "NULL";
break;
case "date":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
break;
case "defined":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? $theDefinedValue : $theNotDefinedValue;
break;
}
return $theValue;
}
}

mysql_select_db($database_dollarbill, $dollarbill);
$query_rsStock = "SELECT * FROM plantList";
$rsStock = mysql_query($query_rsStock, $dollarbill) or die(mysql_error());
$row_rsStock = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsStock);
$totalRows_rsStock = mysql_num_rows($rsStock);
?><?php
// RepeatSelectionCounter_1 Initialization
$RepeatSelectionCounter_1 = 0;
$RepeatSelectionCounterBasedLooping_1 = false;
$RepeatSelectionCounter_1_Iterations = "3";
?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<table width="600" align="center" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td colspan="14">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<?php do { ?>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<?php
// RepeatSelectionCounter_1 Begin Loop
$RepeatSelectionCounter_1_IterationsRemaining = $RepeatSelectionCounter_1_Iterations;
while($RepeatSelectionCounter_1_IterationsRemaining--){
if($RepeatSelectionCounterBasedLooping_1 || $row_rsStock){
?>
<td><a href="stockListDetail.php?recordID=<?php echo $row_rsStock['id']; ?>"><img src="<?php echo $row_rsStock['photo1']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /> </a> </td>
<?php
} // RepeatSelectionCounter_1 Begin Alternate Content
else{
?>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<?php } // RepeatSelectionCounter_1 End Alternate Content
if(!$RepeatSelectionCounterBasedLooping_1 && $RepeatSelectionCounter_1_IterationsRemaining != 0){
if(!$row_rsStock && $RepeatSelectionCounter_1_Iterations == -1){$RepeatSelectionCounter_1_IterationsRemaining = 0;}
$row_rsStock = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsStock);
}
$RepeatSelectionCounter_1++;
} // RepeatSelectionCounter_1 End Loop
?>
<td>&nbsp; </td>
</tr>
<?php } while ($row_rsStock = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsStock)); ?>
</table>
</body>
</html>
<?php
mysql_free_result($rsStock);
?>

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stockListDetail.php
-----------------------
<?php require_once('Connections/dollarbill.php'); ?><?php
if (!function_exists("GetSQLValueString")) {
function GetSQLValueString($theValue, $theType, $theDefinedValue = "", $theNotDefinedValue = "")
{
$theValue = get_magic_quotes_gpc() ? stripslashes($theValue) : $theValue;

$theValue = function_exists("mysql_real_escape_string") ? mysql_real_escape_string($theValue) : mysql_escape_string($theValue);

switch ($theType) {
case "text":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
break;
case "long":
case "int":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? intval($theValue) : "NULL";
break;
case "double":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . doubleval($theValue) . "'" : "NULL";
break;
case "date":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
break;
case "defined":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? $theDefinedValue : $theNotDefinedValue;
break;
}
return $theValue;
}
}

$colname_DetailRS1 = "-1";
if (isset($_GET['recordID'])) {
$colname_DetailRS1 = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_GET['recordID'] : addslashes($_GET['recordID']);
}
mysql_select_db($database_dollarbill, $dollarbill);
$query_DetailRS1 = sprintf("SELECT * FROM plantList WHERE id = %s", GetSQLValueString($colname_DetailRS1, "int"));
$DetailRS1 = mysql_query($query_DetailRS1, $dollarbill) or die(mysql_error());
$row_DetailRS1 = mysql_fetch_assoc($DetailRS1);
$totalRows_DetailRS1 = mysql_num_rows($DetailRS1);
?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
.style9 {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; color: #FFFFFF; }
-->
</style>
</head>

<body>
<table width="600" align="center" cellpadding="3" bgcolor="#000000">
<tr>
<td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Make: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['make']; ?> </span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Model: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['model']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Year: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['year']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Hours: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['hours']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Weight: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['weight']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Engine: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['engine']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Condition: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['cond']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Comments: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['comments']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><span class="style9">Price excl. VAT: <?php echo $row_DetailRS1['price']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="4"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo1']; ?>" /></td>
</tr>
<?php if ($totalRows_DetailRS1 > 0) { // Show if recordset not empty ?>
<tr>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo2']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo2']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo3']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo3']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo4']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo4']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo5']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo5']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
</tr>
<?php } // Show if recordset not empty ?>
<?php if ($totalRows_DetailRS1 > 0) { // Show if recordset not empty ?>
<tr>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo6']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo6']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo7']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo7']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo8']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo8']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo9']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo9']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
</tr>
<?php } // Show if recordset not empty ?>
<tr>
<td></td>
</tr>
<?php if ($totalRows_DetailRS1 > 0) { // Show if recordset not empty ?>
<tr>
<td><a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo10']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo10']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a></td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<?php } // Show if recordset not empty ?>
</table>
</body>
</html><?php
mysql_free_result($DetailRS1);
?>
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Jimmy Wu

When setting your image, you can check if the value is empty before setting the image. If its empty, you put the name of a placeholder image instead. Your image code looks like this:

php:
<img  src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo1']; ?>" />



Try something like this:

php:
<img  src="<?php echo (strlen($row_DetailRS1['photo1']) > 0)?$row_DetailRS1['photo1']:"{defaultimagename}"?>" />



note, you should replace {defaultimagename} with an image you want to be displayed for images that don't have anything stored. This code checks if the length of the name is greater than 0 and if it is then it uses that name otherwise, it uses the default image.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you need to use an if statement to check if the column has a value, for example:

php:
<td>
<?php if(($row_DetailRS1['photo6'] != NULL) && ($row_DetailRS1['photo6'] != "")) { ?>
<a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo6']; ?>" target="_blank"><img  src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo6']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a>
<?php } else { echo "&nbsp;"; } ?>
</td>
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jeffmg279672

that's fixed it

Thanks guys, that's sorted it. Appreciate the prompt response and sound advice. Clearly I need to spend some time learning the subtleties of if-else statements and getting my head round them.
best regards,
Jeff

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jeffmg279672

a related problem...

Thanks to your assistance I've got the page working fine, but have now hit another snag and wondered if you could point me in the right direction?

On the detail page there is an image which corresponds to image1 in the database, then below it the remainder of the images repeat as smaller thumbnails. Ideally what I want is for the user to be able to click on image2, image3 etc and have a larger version of that image appear in the space that image1 occupies, but I have no idea how to achieve this. I assume that it would be a javascript-driven disjointed rollover of some sort, with an onClick rather than a hover function, but I'm not sure how this would incorporate the code that you gave me:

<td>
<?php if(($row_DetailRS1['photo6'] != NULL) && ($row_DetailRS1['photo6'] != "")) { ?>
<a href="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo6']; ?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php echo $row_DetailRS1['photo6']; ?>" width="100" height="100" border="0" /></a>
<?php } else { echo "&nbsp;"; } ?>
</td>

Any help gratefully received...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this will require hand coding javascript to accomplish. it is not something we can offer support for.

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