Assume the following code:
@mysql_select_db($database) or die( "Unable to select database");
$query = "SELECT * FROM contacts";
What type of variable is $result? I assumed it was a multi-dimensional array, but why can't I echo one of its values to the browser by using:
(There is a field in the table called 'first').
Does the function mysql_query() create some sort of special data type that can only be used by other, pre-defined functions?