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Getting a previous record from sql table

Discussion in 'PHP' started by qwikad.com, Jun 6, 2018.

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    I figure out how I can get the next id using this:
    $sql_next ="SELECT id FROM table WHERE id > $current_id ORDER BY id
    LIMIT 1";
    if($result = $mysqli->query($query))
    {while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()){
    $next = $row['id'];
    echo '<a href="https://someurl.com/'.$next.'">Next</a>';
    Code (markup):
    However, I am not sure how to get the previous id. I tried changing WHERE id < $current_id but it didn't do the trick. What should I use to get a previous record from the sql table?
    qwikad.com, Jun 6, 2018 IP
  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Adding DESC did the trick (seems to me): WHERE id < $current_id ORDER BY id DESC
    qwikad.com, Jun 6, 2018 IP
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  3. Nei

    Nei Well-Known Member

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    +1 to qwikad.com unswer and also it's better to add additional check for the case if the query result would be empty (if there is no previous record).

    P.S. And by the way there is no need in "while" I suppose...considering "LIMIT 1" in the MySQL query.
    Nei, Jun 7, 2018 IP