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summing a row in mysql

Posted by doubleclick (doubleclick), 11 February 2005
Not sure if this should be a php or a mysql question, since it includes both.

I have created a database in mysql, and with the help of DreamWeaver, also have a page to view and update its contents.

It's a spreadsheet kind of thing:

Name  Spelling   Math   Science    Total
Ben      12           14        11            
Mary     22           11        22
Sam       3           24        22

All the inividual numbers show up, but I can't figure out how to sum each student's scores, and put them in the web page's table in the "Total" column

Any suggestions?

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 11 February 2005
You could


$q = mysql_query("select * from tablename");
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($q)) {
       $row[total] = $row[science] + $row[spelling] +$row[math];
       # Then your table display code for the row


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