s.gang s.gang - 29 days ago 21
PHP Question

PHP not returning mysql results

I am brand new to PHP, or database programming in general. For a project I have to query a bookstore database for book info (a very small database) and display it on the following page. Below is the code for my bookstore search page:

<?php
$con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "root") or die("Error connecting to database: ".mysqli_error());
mysqli_select_db($con, "bookstore") or die(mysqli_error());
?>
<!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>Book Store</title>
</head>
<body>
<td><h1>Book Search</h1> </td>
<table width="100%" border="0">
<tr>
<form method="post" action="search.php?go" id="searchform">
<input type="text" name="name">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search By Title">
</form>
<form method="post" action="search.php?go" id="searchform">
<input type="text" name="category">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search By Category">
</form>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>


And the following is a simple search.php code that query's my database and returns results. However I am unable to see any results. The only thing that shows up is "Book Title Search Results" with nothing below. Which obviously means my problem is in my while loop.

<?php
$con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "root") or die("Error connecting to database: ".mysqli_error());
mysqli_select_db($con, "bookstore") or die(mysqli_error());
?>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Search Results</title>
<meta http-equic="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

</head>
<body>
<?php
if (isset($_POST['name'])){
$query = $_POST['name'];
$sql = mysqli_query($con, "SELECT * FROM books
WHERE (`title` LIKE '%".$query."%')") or die(mysqli_error($con));

if (mysqli_num_rows($sql) > 0) {
echo "</br> Book Title Search Results </br>";
while ($row = mysqli_fetch_array($sql, MYSQL_ASSOC)) {
echo "</br>Title: " .$row['title']. ", Author: " .$row['author'].", Year: " .$row['year'] . ", Price: $" .$row['price'] ."</br>";
echo '<img src="data:image/jpeg;base64,'.base64_encode( $row['cover'] ).'"/>';
}
}else{ // if there is no matching rows do following
echo "No results";
}
}
?>
</body>
</html>


I have 6 columns in my database:
title
,
author
,
year
,
price
,
category
,
image
(BLOB FILE), and I have checked naming in my query functions but cannot figure anything out. Can anyone push me in the right direction or show me what I'm doing wrong? I'm using MAMP web server.

Answer

There is a typo in your code. Use MYSQLI_ASSOC instead of MYSQL_ASSOC. The rest of the code is correct.