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01-28-2010, 09:16 PM
I am working Through a book Beginning with php5,apache,MySql,Web Development and AM getting this message can any one help.

Warning: Division by zero in C:\xampp\htdocs\Creatingphp2\movie_details.php on line 67Bruse Almighty: Details
Movie Title Year of Release Movie Director Movie Lead Actor Movie Running Time Movie Health Average Rating
Bruse Almighty 2003 Tom Shadyac Jim Carrey 102 mins $10m

Date of Review Review Title Reviewer Name Movie Review Comments Rating
2003-08-02 This movie rocks! John Doe I thought this was a great movie even though my girlfriend made me see it against my will.
2003-08-01 An okay movie Billy Bob This was an okay movie. I liked Eraserhead beter.
2003-08-01 My favorite movie Marvin Marian I didn't wear flair to the movie but I loved it anyway.

$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "bp5am", "bp5ampass")
or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("moviesite") or die (mysql_error());

/*Function to calulate if a movie made profit,
loss or broke even*/

function calculate_differances($takings, $cost) {
$difference = $takings - $cost;

if ($difference<0) {
$difference = substr($difference, 1);
$font_color = 'red';
$profit_or_loss = "$" . $difference . "m";
} elseif (difference > 0) {
$fontcolor ='green';
$profit_or_loss = "$" . $difference . "m";
} else {
$font_color = 'blue';
$profit_or_loss = "Broke even";
return "<font color =\"$font_color\">" . $profit_or_loss . "</font>";
/*Function to get the director's name from the people table*/
function get_director(){
global $movie_director;
global $director;
$query_d = "SELECT people_fullname FROM people WHERE people_id= '$movie_director'";
$results_d = mysql_query($query_d)
or die (mysql_error());
$row_d = mysql_fetch_array($results_d);
$director = $people_fullname;
function get_leadactor() {
global $movie_leadactor;
global $leadactor;
$query_a = "SELECT people_fullname " .
"FROM people ".
"WHERE people_id='$movie_leadactor'";
$results_a = mysql_query($query_a)
or die(mysql_error());
$row_a = mysql_fetch_array($results_a);
$leadactor = $people_fullname;

function generate_ratings($review_rating) {
$movie_rating = '';
for($i=0; $i<$review_rating; $i++) {
$movie_rating .= "<img src =\"thumbsup.gif\">&nbsp;";
return $movie_rating;

function avgreview(){
global $avgreview;
$avg_query =mysql_query("SELECT review_rating FROM reviews WHERE review_movie_id='" . $GET['movie_id'] . "'");
$totalreviews = mysql_num_rows($avg_query);
while ($rows = mysql_fetch_array($avg_query)) {
extract ($rows);
$current = $current + $review_rating;
return $avgreview = $current / $totalreviews;

$movie_query = "SELECT * FROM movie WHERE movie_id ='".
$_GET['movie_id'] . "'";

$movie_result = mysql_query($movie_query, $link)
or die(mysql_error());

$review_query = "SELECT * FROM reviews WHERE review_movie_id ='" . $_GET['movie_id'] ."' ORDER BY review_date DESC";

$review_result = mysql_query($review_query, $link)
or die(mysql_error());

<th>Movie Title</th>
<th>Year of Release</th>
<th>Movie Director</th>
<th>Movie Lead Actor</th>
<th>Movie Running Time</th>
<th>Movie Health</th>
<th>Average Rating</th>

<th>Date of Review</th>
<th>Review Title</th>
<th>Reviewer Name</th>
<th>Movie Review Comments</th>
while($review_row = mysql_fetch_array($review_result)) {
$review_flag =1;
$review_title[] = $review_row['review_name'];
$reviewer_name[] = ucwords($review_row['review_reviewer_name']);
$review[] = $review_row['review_comment'];
$review_date[] =$review_row['review_date'];
$review_rating[] = generate_ratings($review_row['review_rating']);

$i =0;
$review_details = '';
while ($i<sizeof($review)){
$review_details .=<<<EOD
<td width="15%" valign="top" align="center">$review_date[$i]</td>
<td width="15%" valign="top">$review_title[$i]</td>
<td width="10%" valign="top">$reviewer_name[$i]</td>
<td width="50%" valign="top">$review[$i]</td>
<td width="10%" valign="top" align="center">$review_rating[$i]</td>
while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($movie_result)) {
$movie_name =$row['movie_name'];
$movie_director =$row['movie_director'];
$movie_leadactor = $row['movie_leadactor'];
$movie_year = $row['movie_year'];
$movie_running_time = $row['movie_running_time']." mins";
$movie_takings = $row['movie_taking'];
$movie_cost = $row['movie_cost'];

//get director's name from people table

// get lead actor's name from people table

// get avg movie rating


$review_query = "SELECT * from reviews ".
"WHERE review_movie_id = '" . $_GET['movie_id'] ."' " .
"ORDER BY review_date DESC";

$review_result = mysql_query($review_query, $link)
or die(mysql_error());

$movie_health = calculate_differances($movie_takings, $movie_cost);
$page_start =<<<EOD
<title> Details and Reviews for: $movie_name</title>

$movie_details =<<<EOD
<table width= "70%" border="0" cellspacing= "2" cellpadding= "2" align="center">
<th colspan="6".<u><h2>$movie_name: Details</h2></u></th>
<td width= "33%" align="center">$movie_name</td>
<td align="center">$movie_year</td>
<td align="center">$director</td>
<td align="center">$leadactor</td>
<td align="center">$movie_running_time</td>
<td align="center">$movie_health</td>
<td align="center">$avgreview</td>
if ($review_flag) {
$movie_details .=<<<EOD
<table width="95%" border= "0" cellspacing= "2"
cellpadding= "20" align= "center">

$detailed_movie_info =<<<EOD
echo $detailed_movie_info;

01-28-2010, 09:32 PM
I didn't count the lines, but it's probably here:
return $avgreview = $current / $totalreviews;

If there are no "totalreviews" ... you can't divide by zero.

Maybe this will fix it?

if($totalreviews > 0){
return $avgreview = $current / $totalreviews;
return $avgreview = 0;

01-28-2010, 11:54 PM
mlseim is correct. It's basically like divide 0 by 0 what do you get? It can't be done.

01-29-2010, 03:48 AM
It's OK if $current is zero, but $totalreviews can't be zero.
If it is zero, skip over the divide.

02-02-2010, 03:02 AM
I will try this the database should have data in it

THanks for your help I let you know