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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Default Problem with passing variable in php 5


I'm stumped and hope someone here can help me

I have a php page with a search form that capture 2 variables 'where' and 'what'

I use a form on that page and capture the values in the form and pass them through the url to the search results page that queries my table and echoes back the search results.

<form action="advsearchresults.php" method="get">
The search results page is not providing any records when I know they exit. I see the variables in the ensuing url

I editing the query and swapped literal text for the variables and the query ran and echoed the records back. But it won't process the variables. Here is the top section of my code. I have tried everything and cannot figure it out. It worked previously in php 4 but stopped when the host upgraded to php 5

<?php require_once('Connections/dbh.php'); ?>
$maxRows_Recordset1 = 100;
$pageNum_Recordset1 = 0;
if (isset($_GET['pageNum_Recordset1'])) {
  $pageNum_Recordset1 = $_GET['pageNum_Recordset1'];
$startRow_Recordset1 = $pageNum_Recordset1 * $maxRows_Recordset1;

$colname_Recordset1 = "1";
if (isset($_POST[''])) {
  $colname_Recordset1 = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_POST[''] : addslashes($_POST['']);

/* Test $what  & $where$GETVARs for empty. If either are empty, return to main page.
 * Not classy, but more graceful than MySQL error.
if (!isset($_GET['what']) || !isset($_GET['where'] ))  {
    header("Location: index.php");

mysql_select_db($database_piercin, $dbh);
$query_Recordset1 = sprintf("SELECT * FROM gallery WHERE $_GET['where'] LIKE $_GET['what'] ORDER BY artist ASC", $colname_Recordset1);
$query_limit_Recordset1 = sprintf("%s LIMIT %d, %d", $query_Recordset1, $startRow_Recordset1, $maxRows_Recordset1);
$Recordset1 = mysql_query($query_limit_Recordset1, $dbh) or die(mysql_error());
$row_Recordset1 = mysql_fetch_assoc($Recordset1);

if (isset($_GET['totalRows_Recordset1'])) {
  $totalRows_Recordset1 = $_GET['totalRows_Recordset1'];
} else {
  $all_Recordset1 = mysql_query($query_Recordset1);
  $totalRows_Recordset1 = mysql_num_rows($all_Recordset1);
$totalPages_Recordset1 = ceil($totalRows_Recordset1/$maxRows_Recordset1)-1;
I also used to have wildcards in the 'what' of % and not sure if that would still work or not. I'm willing to up the "containing" and make people search for complete but would love to put that functionality back in also.

Thanks in advance.


Old July 14th, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Can you post the whole html form?

What is this trying to do:

$colname_Recordset1 = "1";
if (isset($_POST[''])) {
  $colname_Recordset1 = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_POST[''] : addslashes($_POST['']);

We already know that your form is doing a GET, so this will always be "1".

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