Fetch the full list from the table of the database

$data = “SELECT * FROM vituopen WHERE lighting”;
$data = @mysql_query(‘SELECT * FROM lighting’);
if (!$data);
$info = mysql_fetch_array( $data );
Print "<b>Name:</b> ".$info[‘Cast’] . " ";
Print "<b>Characters:</b> “.$info[‘Characters’] . " <br>”;

This script pulls only the data from the first row in the table of the database and not from all the row in the table. So how do I change this script to fetch data from the the entire table in the database?

When you want to grab all the inserted values you either need to use a while or foreach loop to go through the array. Below i have listed some things which is just friendly feedback.

  1. When using MySQL queries even if a query works its best practice to write an error statement like i have in the example below as it helps for debugging if something changes.
  2. When using PHP reserved names such as “print” and “echo” its best to use the lowercase name as that is what 99% of all IDE’s are programmed to see and personally its just easier to read.

Here is an example of how you could use your code

//$data = "SELECT * FROM vituopen WHERE lighting";

if (!$data = mysql_query('SELECT * FROM lighting')) {
    die('MySQL Error: ' . mysql_error());

while ($info = mysql_fetch_array($data)) {
    echo '<b>Name:</b> ' . $info['Cast'] . ' ';
    echo '<b>Characters:</b> ' . $info['Characters'] . '<br /><br />';

Thank You :slight_smile: