oh man that's great news! and thanks for the reply.
So i tried it and here's where I'm at...i'm sure its got multiple problems. My hosting site (godaddy) freezes up when I try to upload the sample page I posted below.
<a href="database.php"?code=gun&color=silver>Silver Gun</a>
<a href="database.php"?code=holster&color=tan>Tan Holster</a>