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Hello, I am trying to write a script that uses $_GET, to be able to connect to my database and pull the records WHERE the Student_name Field is LIKE the variable i have but i am not sure what I am doing wrong.....

 

I want to know how i would be able to address it by the URL, for instance: student.php?field=Student_name&s=john

 

 

here is my code:

 

<?php

$field = 'Student_name';

$s = $_GET['s'];

mysql_connect('localhost','bcheight_mbdc','frog123');

mysql_select_db('bcheight_mbdc');

$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM after_school_services WHERE '$field' = '$s'");

$my_rows;

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result,MYSQL_ASSOC)){

$my_rows = $my_rows . '

' . $row['Student_name'] . '
Student Id: ' . $row['ff_id'] . '

Student Name: ' . $row['Student_name'] . '

D.O.B.: ' . $row['dob'] . '

Sex: ' . $row['Sex'] . '

Grade: ' . $row['grade'] . '

Class Room: ' . $row['class_room'] . '

Teacher: ' . $row['teacher'] . '

Parent\'s Name: ' . $row['Parent_name'] . '

Language: ' . $row['language'] . '

Home Number: ' . $row['home_num'] . '

Work Number: ' . $row['work_num'] . '

Cell number: ' . $row['cell_num'] . '

Email: ' . $row['email'] . '

Address: ' . $row['address'] . '

Apt: ' . $row['apt'] . '

City: ' . $row['city'] . '

Zip: ' . $row['zip'] . '

Emergency Name: ' . $row['emergency_name'] . '

Emergency Number: ' . $row['emergency_contact_number'] . '

';

}

echo $my_rows;

?>

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$field should not have quotes around it as it's a fieldname

$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM after_school_services WHERE $field = '$s';");

 

 

if you want to bring out results that have the specified name anywhere in the string you need the LIKE clause with '%' wildcard symbol:

$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM after_school_services WHERE $field LIKE '%$s%';");

 

If you input s=john then the above will bring out result that contain john anywhere in the string, for example:

 

Longjohn, John Doe, Steve Johnson etc

 

If you wish the specified name to be always the start of the string then you need to put the wildcard at the end of $s:

$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM after_school_services WHERE $field LIKE '$s%';");

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The least i could do was secure it and neaten it up for you.. hate to see code like this...

 

<?php
mysql_connect('localhost','bcheight_mbdc','frog123');
mysql_select_db('bcheight_mbdc');
$s = mysql_real_escape_string($_GET['s']);

$result = mysql_query(sprintf("SELECT * FROM after_school_services WHERE Student_name = '%%%s%%'",$s));
$Data = "";
   while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)){
       $Data .= sprintf(
           '%s
Student Id: %s
Student Name: %s

D.O.B.: %s
Sex: %s
Grade: %s
Class Room: %s
Teacher: %s
Parent\'s Name: %s

Language: %s
Home Number: %s
Work Number: %s
Cell number: %s
Email: %s
Address: %s

Apt: %s
City: %s
Zip: %s
Emergency Name: %s
Emergency Number: %s

',
           $row['Student_name'],$row['ff_id'],$row['ff_id'],$row['Student_name'],$row['dob'],$row['Sex'],
           $row['grade'],$row['class_room'],$row['teacher'],$row['Parent_name'],$row['language'],
           $row['home_num'],$row['work_num'],$row['cell_num'],$row['email'],$row['address'],$row['apt'],
           $row['city'],$row['zip'],$row['emergency_name'],$row['emergency_contact_number']
       );
   }
   echo $Data;
?>

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