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Old March 7th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Default how to instert a value list in the url

Hello all!

I would like some help on a project I`m working on.
What I want to do is to have a form with a list with 4 values (for example 11, 22, 33, 44) and a "Submit" button. I want that form to redirect to a web page (for example www.aabbcc.com). So when I choose value "22" I want to be redirected to the web page www.aabbcc.com/22. Which way should I do that?

Thank you in advance!
Old March 7th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Default Use the header function to create a HTTP redirect header

Hi Varg,

This will do it for you.

PHP Code:

header("location: http://www.aabbcc.com/" $_POST['num']);


<form action="redirectform.php" method="post">
<select name="num">
  <option value="11">Go to 11</option>
  <option value="22">Go to 22</option>
  <option value="33">Go to 33</option>
  <option value="44">Go to 44</option>

<input type="submit" value="GO!" />
On the page we create a select list called num with each number we want in the option values.
In the PHP which handles the submitted form, we check if a value for num was submitted, and if so add a HTTP header with the chosen number. So if we chose 22 the header would look like
location: http://www.aabbcc.com/22
This HTTP header is the way to put redirects in using php, so the browser will pick that up and redirect them to the fabulous aabbcc.com.
We also use exit; to stop the php script, as we don't need to process any other code or output the html.

You would probably want to add some things like checking if the value submitted is valid, but that's another topic.

Hope this helps
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this is very helpful. I hope that I`ll be able to "transform" it in order to make it work in myspace.com. Thank you very much!
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I guess I`m not able to make that work on myspace.com. Could somebody transform this code in order to make it work please? Should I repost it in another category than PHP? I don`t know in whice "language" to search how to solve this problem.

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