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  1. #1
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    next page thing?


    I have a page that lists all the news headlines i have made, but i want it to show 20 on a page and then have the option to click next page and show the next 20.

    anyone know how this is done.


  2. #2
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    Perth Australia
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    you are probably using MySQL3.* in which case you have to make 2 queries...

    1 to find out how many 'pages' you have & one to fetch $x pages worth of content for this page which you do using LIMIT


    //query to count the pages//
    $yaks=mysql_query("SELECT count(id) from $table);

    //number of pages we have in total//

    //query for thispage data//
    $yaks=mysql_query("SELECT * FROM $table LIMIT $_GET[from],$perpage);

    not going into details but now you build your pages menu and you would normally construct this in a loop... //for $x=0;$x<$pages;$x++ ..... etc to create...

    <a href="<?=$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']?from=0">page 1</a>
    <a href="<?=$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']?from=20">page 2</a>

    thats the basics of it anyway, with MySQL 4 (if ever released as stable) - you can alledgedly do this...

    $sql = "Select SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS,* from $table limit 0,20";

    which returns not only your first 20 rows, but also the count of all rows, not that I have tried it but thats whats supposed to happen.
    Last edited by firepages; 08-20-2002 at 08:05 AM.
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