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    I want an image that corresponds to a particular user to be displayed in $fivelinks

    What is the most effecient way to make this call? Right now I have the SQL code in global.php before the call to the fivelinks template. This gets the path for the user's image, puts it in a variable and that variable is in the $fivelinks template. It seems to me that this call will be made with every page that includes global.php. Is this the best way to do it or is there a way to only make this call once and have the image path remembered through the session?

    I tried putting an "isset" before it but I don't know the scope of variables in PHP and whether it "remembers" variables from one call on the file to another. It seemed to think it was never set when I hit refresh so I suppose it doesn't.

    This is the code I have in global.php and I am just afraid it will get called more times than it possibly may need to be.

    Code:
    // Avatar Hack Begin
    if ($bbuserid != 0)
       {
          $avatars = $DB_site->query("SELECT avatar.iconname " .
          "from avatar, user WHERE avatar.iconid = user.iconid ".
          "and user.userid = $bbuserid");
      
          $avatar = $DB_site->fetch_array($avatars);
          $usericon = $avatar["iconname"];
          $usericon = "<img src=\"$usericon\" align=\"middle\" border=\"0\">";
       }
       else
       {   
          $usericon = "<img src=\"avatar/anon.gif\" align=\"middle\" border=\"0\">";
       }
    // Avatar Hack End
    
    eval("\$fivelinks = \"".gettemplate("fivelinks")."\";");
    It is so the user will see their UserIcon beside the links in $fivelinks. On a another note is there anyway to place that code *below* fivelinks and still have fivelinks recognize the $usericon variable. Do I need to make it a function and place a function declaration before $fivelinks as I would do in C?

    [Edited by rangersfan on 07-17-2000 at 01:46 AM]
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