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Old January 4th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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On my website, I got a script with which users can react on certain things. They also have to include their e-mail adresses. Because a lot of visitors do not put in a valid e-mail address, or nothing at all, I want to validate it with JavaScript before it is stored in my SQL database using PHP. But, when you submit data from a form, you can't read it with Javascript, neither can you make variables which can be read by PHP. How can this be solved?

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But correct me if I'm wrong about the forms with JavaScript and PHP... I'm just a beginner :D

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Hmm, sorted it out myself. You can actually store a SQL query in a Javascript variable and just display the variable. So the inputs are first checked, put into variables, and then inputted in the DB using PHP, something like this:

Code:
<?php
// When submit button is pressed
if(isset($sbm)==1) {
?>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Read names and e-mail address from POSTED form
var name = "<?php echo $_POST['name']; ?>"
var email = "<?php echo $_POST['email']; ?>"

// Set the mysql query in var query
var query = '<?php echo "INSERT INTO names (name, email) VALUES ("$' + name + ', $' + email + ')";'

// Connect to MySQL
document.write('<?php echo "\$db = mysql_connect(\"\", \"\", \"\")/r"; ?>')
document.write('<?php echo "\$query = ' + query + '/r";')
document.write('<?php echo "mysql_query($query)";')
document.write('<?php echo "mysql_close()";')
</script>
<?php
}
?>
Would this work theoretically? Maybe there are some mistakes in the /-es and ' or ", but could this work?

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There are some more mistakes, but it's just the idea...

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Here some updated code, which doesn't give any errors, but it also doesn't seem to work. No values are put in my local db...

[code]
<?php
// When submit button is pressed
if(isset($sbm)==1) {
?>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Read names and e-mail address from POSTED form
naam = "<?php echo $_POST['name']; ?>"
email = "<?php echo $_POST['email']; ?>"

// Connect to MySQL
document.write('<?php echo "<?php \$db = mysql_connect(\"localhost\", \"jeugdavanti\", \"stifmeister\") or die (\"Vautje!\");')
document.write('mysql_select_db(\"avanti\", \$db);')
document.write('\$query = \"INSERT INTO namen (naam, email) VALUES (\"', naam, '\", \"', email, '\")\";')
document.write('mysql_query(\$query);')
document.write('mysql_close(); ?>"; ?>')
document.write('Het is gelukt!')
</script>
<?php
} else {
?>
<form method="post" action="db.php" name="formulier">
<input name="name"> Je naam<br>
<input name="email"> Je email<br>
<input type="submit" name="sbm" value="Invoegen"></form>
<?php
}
?>[code]

Some variables and other stuff are named in Dutch... but that shouldn't be a problem for you guys...

Any solutions? Try the script if you want, it just displays the confirmation ("Het is gelukt!") but nothing is inserted into the db. Maybe it is something with the variables

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I think you are making things alot harder than they should be.


try phpfreaks.com tutorials. Zend.com also has good tutorials on what you are looking for...

but for now, try writing the php code without outputing it from javascript, unless thats what you specificly want.

Javascript being the client-side scrip language does not work well if you embed server side script (php) in it.




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Ok, thanks...

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