PHP: script using php and gd to generate or create a histogram

Here is a simple script to create a histogram using mysql, php and gd. The key point to remember here is to create a “SELECT” only account for extracting the records. Do not provide any more privileges than you have to provide. Please comment if you have a different way to perform the same task.

Here is the final image followed by the code:

Here are the contents of the pbimages_histogram.php file

#Let us get our database from a mysql database
#First we need to connect to the database or die trying
# I would create an account with read-only or select only access
$lottery_con = mysql_connect('localhost','select_lottery','1234try');
if (!$lottery_con){
	 die ('Could not connect to lottery');
mysql_select_db("lottery") or die (mysql_error());

#Let us create our first query
$wb1_match_pb = mysql_query("SELECT count(wb1) FROM lottery
 where wb1 = pb");
$wb2_match_pb = mysql_query("SELECT count(wb2) FROM lottery
 where wb2 = pb");
$wb3_match_pb = mysql_query("SELECT count(wb3) FROM lottery
 where wb3 = pb");
$wb4_match_pb = mysql_query("SELECT count(wb4) FROM lottery
 where wb4 = pb");
$wb5_match_pb = mysql_query("SELECT count(wb5) FROM lottery
 where wb5 = pb");
$tot_record = mysql_query("SELECT count(pb) FROM lottery");
#As soon as you connect make sure you create the close
$cntwb1 = mysql_fetch_array($wb1_match_pb);
$cntwb2 = mysql_fetch_array($wb2_match_pb);
$cntwb3 = mysql_fetch_array($wb3_match_pb);
$cntwb4 = mysql_fetch_array($wb4_match_pb);
$cntwb5 = mysql_fetch_array($wb5_match_pb);
$cntwbT = $cntwb1[0] + $cntwb2[0] + $cntwb3[0] + $cntwb4[0]
 + $cntwb5[0];
$cnttr = mysql_fetch_array($tot_record);
#Let us create the histogram
$pb_histogram_image = imagecreate(250,215)
      or die('Cannot Initialize new GD image stream');
$pb_text = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image,0,0,0);
$blue = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image, 0, 0, 255);
$black = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image,0,0,0);
$red = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image, 255, 0, 0);
$green = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image,0,255,0);
$gray = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image,150,150,150);
$orange = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image,255,127,0);
$coral = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image,240,128,128);
$white = imagecolorallocate($pb_histogram_image, 255, 255, 255);
#Let us add the counts
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,95,200 ,"wb3",$black);
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,180,200 ,"wb5",$black);
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,213,200,"wb Tot",$black);
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,3,10,20,"    Histogram of
 white balls",$black);
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,3,10,35,"       matching
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,3,10,50,"         Records:
 " . $cnttr[0],$black);
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,15,200 - $cntwb1[0] - 20,
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,60,200 - $cntwb2[0] - 20,
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,95,200 - $cntwb3[0] - 20,
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,140,200 - $cntwb4[0] - 20,
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,180,200 - $cntwb5[0] - 20,
imagestring($pb_histogram_image,2,220,200 - $cntwbT - 20,
#Let us make the bars
imagefilledrectangle($pb_histogram_image,5,200,40,200 -
imagefilledrectangle($pb_histogram_image,45,200,80,200 -
imagefilledrectangle($pb_histogram_image,85,200,120,200 -
imagefilledrectangle($pb_histogram_image,125,200,155,200 -
imagefilledrectangle($pb_histogram_image,165,200,205,200 -
imagefilledrectangle($pb_histogram_image,210,200,245,200 -

header ('Content-type: image/png');

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