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I have a simple query to insert content to construct my web pages:
mysql_query("SELECT * FROM table1 ORDER BY date DESC");
In that table are titles, descriptions, links and a unique hash.
What I would like to do is to supplement this data with content from table2.
In table2 I have heights, widths and hashes. While the hashes correspond to the hashes in table1, there can be multiple rows with the same hash. When using this table, I take averages of the widths and heights:
mysql_query("SELECT AVG(width), AVG(height) FROM table2 WHERE hash='$hash'");
I need to associate these two tables together, where I grab the content from table1, as well as the avg width and height for that row from table2 (if there are any).
Beyond this, I don't know what to do:
mysql_query("SELECT * FROM table1, table2 ORDER BY table1.date DESC");
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
The above code didn't exactly work for me, it returned an error about my mysql_fetch_array (I think because it didn't have any content?), so I slightly modified it to this:
mysql_query("SELECT * FROM table1 JOIN (SELECT hash, width, height FROM table2) AS t2 ON table1.hash=t2.hash ORDER BY table1.date DESC");
As is, it only returns data from table1 if there is a matching row in table2, which there isn't always. Is there a way to make a union of the two tables, and not an intersection of them?
My other problem is it won't run if I add AVG() around my width and height. Is this possible to make it run that way?
Thanks for any advice.