Well, first off, this is the way Flash pulls variables. Anything with a & in front of it in an HTML file is a variable to Flash. So, for the flash file, we made the variable for the totalhits "thits". Next we assigned that variable equal to "$row[hits]". This is the number of hits in the MySQL database. But why isn't it $row['hits'] and not $row[hits]? This is because when you echo something with php, you need to either backslash before and right before the end of two quotation marks, or just leave them out. So, we could also have done echo "&thits=$row[/'hits/']"; But that can be a pain to type after a lot of them, so we just leave them out.
Well, at this point, we are completely done with the PHP coding of the Live hits counter in Flash! But now, we need to go back to the Flash file, and make the hits counter!
First, go back to your flash movie, and add a background or a picture of whatever you please to make your counter decorative.
Now, hit the text tool, (T).
Now, before creating text, you need to go down to the properties panel, and change the drop down box that says "Static Text" to "Dynamic Text", unless it's already set to Dynamic Text.
Once you have done that, make your text, and change the color or font to whatever you want.
This step is the most important step, because without it, your hits counter won't work! So, pay close attention!
Click on the dynamic textbox that is for your number of hits, and change the Var to thits. If you can't figure out how to do this, look at the picture below:
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