I think I'm losing my mind here.
This is the code. (It's a simplified version of what I am actually trying to do in order to demonstrate the point.)
$STH = $DBH->query("SELECT * FROM help");
The db connection to the MySQL db using the handle DBH is fine (not listed). The query works fine. The echo of $row['text'] within the loop works fine multiple times. However, the echo of $help_text between -> and <- does nothing, resulting in -><- being displayed. I would expect the echo to show the last instance of $row['text'].
Why is this not working, please?!