Checking a Column

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Sat Sep 07, 2002 6:58 am

I made a script that will add new users to my db but I first want it to check the entire column to see if the username exists. Is there any specific function that would be good or should I just make a loop to go through each row?


Sun Sep 08, 2002 1:46 am

select count(*) from usersTable where username='$user'


Sun Sep 15, 2002 5:28 pm

I wouldn't use the address as a way of checking the data, since addresses can be miss-spelled etc. It would have to be exactly right for a match to occur. Better to pick one thing that won't change (like an email address) and use that to search for a matching record

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