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I am trying to write a query for a single table where each record contains five part number fields. I've never done this type of query before and could use some help.

Here is the format of the table:

Code: Table Name: MyTable Fields: widget_1_partnum widget_2_partnum widget_3_partnum widget_4_partnum widget_5_partnum widget_1_description widget_2_description ... I want a query that will merge and return all distinct widget part numbers in a single result set field called partnum, independent of whether the part numbers are related to widget_a, widget_b, etc.

Basically I want to lump all the widget part numbers (from all five fields) into a single group and then have it return distinct part numbers from that group in a single result variable that I can index through in PHP (let's call it "partnum").

Anyone know how to do this Here is the code I'm trying to generate with this query:

Code: $result=mysql_query(""); $num_rows=mysql_num_rows($result); for ($i=0;$i

Posted On: Thursday 25th of October 2012 10:52:33 PM Total Views:  176
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