Selecting Individual Values In A Database With MySql (DISTINCT) In Joomla
Wanted to show you how easy it is to use the
DISTINCT function in MySQL inside of Joomla.
This is very useful whenever you want to create a list of all the individual values of a specific field in a database table. It only gets that value once, so like below, there is several “Burlington” values in the city field.
|2||Barnes & Nobile||Burlington||NC|
So this is how you would use distinct to just grab that list of specific values.
Now we want to set the query.
Finally we send the query and return the results and print it out.
The results will be in an object oriented list like this:
NOTICE: Burlington is only shown 1 time, not 3!
So let me know what you think, and hope this helped!