i ended up find this out to set a resOBJ string with the results in and then reuse the resOBJ string for my data.
are there any manuals that i can read up on mysqli. I have tried php.net but it is very limited on how you use it. it seems to show more of other ways to use the old mysql more than anything else.
i am starting to understand how this works. but i really want to learn a lot more, and although i appreciate all of your help and those of the other members I feel that i should really be reading up on this. I just dont know where to look ?
I am looking for a site that has a few examples of how each mysqli command works.