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From:Subscriptions Date:January 19 2006 11:13pm
Subject:Selecting based on serialized field...
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I'm not sure if this falls under a PHP topic or a MySQL topic, but I have a 
table that contains a field that stores serialized data.  Is there a way to 
order a recordset by a piece of the serialized data?  For example, if a 
field called "data" contains serialized data that looks like this:

a:11:{s:7:"company";s:12:"Some Company";s:8:"jobtitle";s:17:"Assistant 
Manager";s:5:"phone";s:12:"123-456-7890";s:3:"fax";s:12:"987-654-3210";s:7:"bf_time";i:1135221050;s:8:"bf_value";d:2.416246843777560382449109965818934142589569091796875E-5;s:17:"signup_email_sent";i:1;s:6:"status";a:2:{i:2;i:0;i:1;i:1;}s:9:"is_active";i:1;s:9:"is_locked";s:0:"";s:11:"affiliation";s:1:"1";}

is there a way to select a recordset ordered by "company"?  Kind of like, 
but not quite:  SELECT * FROM mytable ORDER BY companyname

(where the "companyname" is some function that pulls out the company name)

Jenifer

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Selecting based on serialized field...Subscriptions20 Jan
  • Re: Selecting based on serialized field...Peter Brawley20 Jan
  • Re: Selecting based on serialized field...SGreen20 Jan