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Dec 11, 2000, 09:52 #1
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OK. I'm new to PHP and I've got a few questions. I'm trying to follow the tutorial on 'Building a Database-Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL' and I just need to know a few things.
1) How do I put my MySQL access settings in an include file and then call that file from where the MySQL connect string would go?
2) How can I make sure that you can't put select statements and that kind of stuff in the URL line? Is it even possible for people to do a custom select statement from a PHP script or would you have to use a bunch of variables for that?
3) In my database, I'm trying to store a list of articles. Each article has a 'Title' and a 'PostDate' column. Additionally, I have an 'ArticleLookup' table that stores what the author of that article is. How can I query for a list of articles by a certain author and have it return the titles of the authors last 20 titles?
Thanks for answering these questions, however simple they are. I'm sure I'll probably have more later.