I want to perfect some of my scripts. To do this I need to minimize the number of times I hit the databases. Currentley for a drop down menu I do something like the following.

Code:
<select name="somename">
 $quer = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM Svc_mgr WHERE id  = '$id'");
while($quer2 = mysql_fetch_array($quer)) {
echo "<option value=\"".quer2['id']."\">".$quer2['name']."</option>";
}
</select>

 
I should be able to make a single call to each table and draw all the infor mation I need and set it into a multi demesional array to call throughout each section of the script.

For example

Table1 is in database one. It has the following collums

name(varcher(25)) - timestamp(varchar(20)) - id(int(11))

some examples of rows might be

John Doe - 04/29/03 - 05:34:06 - 01
Jane Doe - 04/28/03 - 05:34:06 - 02
Jimmy Doe - 04/27/03 - 05:34:06 - 03

I want to call to the database and put each colum into a array dynamicaly.
Code:
  
$multiarray = array(
  "name" => array(
               1 => "John Doe",
               2 => "Jane Doe",
               3 => "Jimmy Doe"
                    ),
  "timestamp" => array(
               1 => "04/29/03 - 05:34:06", 
               2 => "04/28/03 - 05:34:06",
               3 => "04/27/03 - 05:34:06" 
                    ),
  "id" => array(
               1,
               2,
               3
                    )   
                );                  
 
How do I do that dynamicaly? First problem I have is the commas. The last entry can not have a comma. It will cause a parse error. This is harder than it seems at first. I have spent a few hours ripping my hair out and reading on arrays on php.net

http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.types.array.php

Any help I am most thankful.
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