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MySQL question - nested groupings in a query

10:37 pm on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Here's the situation - I have a dataset that consists of individual tables holding info on 1) specific universities, 2) the campuses of each university, and 3) the programs offered by each campus.

I am trying to retrieve data in such a way as to be able to group the results on a web page by state, and within each state, to display only the campuses in that state.

For some reason I have a mental block here. Right now I make 50 separate calls to the database, one for each state (all the scripting is PHP). I know there is a better way and wish I know more about MySQL... any quick ideas?


11:58 pm on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Can you post the code you have so far? It should be a matter of just grabbing all the data to display with SQL, then parsing it correctly in PHP.
3:44 pm on Sept 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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you have 3 tables but in which is the state info?