user1504463 user1504463 - 29 days ago 10
PHP Question

mysqli_fetch_assoc() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli_result, boolean given


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I am pretty new to PHP and MySQL and I just can't figure this one out. I have searched all around the forum but haven't found an answer I can make sense of. I originally was using mysql_fetch_assoc() but I could only search numbers and I received errors when searching for letters as well. I hope I am on the right track here. Thank you in advance for all your help!

$con = mysqli_connect($hostname,$username,$password) or die ("<script language='javascript'>alert('Unable to connect to database')</script>");
mysqli_select_db($con, $dbname);

if (isset($_GET['part'])){
$partid = $_GET['part'];
$sql = 'SELECT *
FROM $usertable
WHERE PartNumber = $partid';

$result = mysqli_query($con, $sql);
$row = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result);

$partnumber = $partid;
$nsn = $row["NSN"];
$description = $row["Description"];
$quantity = $row["Quantity"];
$condition = $row["Conditio"];
}

Answer

This happens when your result is not a result (but a "false" instead). You should change this line

$sql = 'SELECT * FROM $usertable WHERE PartNumber = $partid';

to this:

$sql = "SELECT * FROM $usertable WHERE PartNumber = $partid";

because the " can interprete $variables while ' cannot.

Works fine with integers (numbers), for strings you need to put the $variable in single quotes, like

$sql = "SELECT * FROM $usertable WHERE PartNumber = '$partid' ";

If you want / have to work with single quotes, then php CAN NOT interprete the variables, you will have to do it like this:

 $sql = 'SELECT * FROM '.$usertable.' WHERE string_column = "'.$string.'" AND integer_column = '.$number.';
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