Are your trying to print_r or echo the results of a mysql query to your database and just get resource #10 or resource #5 or something similar. I found this somewhere that may explain the problem.
When you use mysql_query(), it really returns a reference to a result resource, which is parsed by mysql_fetch_* functions. If you directly echo out the resource, PHP just gives you the resource number. You need to actually use one of those mysql_fetch_* functions.
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$query = "SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE column=value"; $result = mysql_query ($query); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); print_r("$row");