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Guerlot
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Merge issue

Postby Guerlot » Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:54 am

If I have this line in a PHP page:

$result = mysql_query("SELECT value1,value2,value3 FROM $table ORDER BY value1");

Is there a way to merge the content of the 3 columns into one (let's call it value4) and order the results with that new value?

somebody told me about a "concat" function but I'm not sure about it

DoppyNL

Postby DoppyNL » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:32 am

you can use concat:

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SELECT concat(`field1`,`field2`,`field3`) as `workname` FROM `sometable` ORDER BY `field1`;

this will return all records from the table and only one column named "workname" wich is field1 + field2 + field3.

See also Mysql Manual - Function Concat

Greetz Daan


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