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Old December 5th, 2004, 02:18 PM
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Default PHP Form Question

I have the following code which creates a form on a webpage:


$conn = mysql_connect(SQL_HOST, SQL_USER, SQL_PASS)
 or die('Could not connect to MySQL database. ' . mysql_error());

$sql = "SELECT member_main.member_id, firstname, lastname FROM member_main
        INNER JOIN member_event_link ON member_event_link.member_id = member_main.member_id
        WHERE member_event_link.event_id='4'";

echo "<table border='1' width='70%'><form action='http://www.geft-online.org/testentry.php' method='POST'>
        <tr><th align='center'>Member</th><th align='center'>Number Correct</th><th align='center'>
        Elapsed Time</th></tr>";

$result=mysql_query($sql) or die(mysql_error());
while ($rows = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
    $member_id = $rows['member_id'];
    $firstname = $rows['firstname'];
    $lastname = $rows['lastname'];
    $fullname = $firstname . " " . $lastname;

    echo "<tr>
    <td><input type='text' name='correct$member_id'></td>
    <td><input type='text' name='et$member_id'></td>

        echo "<tr><td colspan='3' align='center'><input type='submit' value='submit'>

This code generates a line on a form for each of the rows returned in the query.

I'm running into difficulty creating the page that will enter the information in the form into my database.

I know all I need to do is create a string that would fit into the VALUES section of an INSERT sql statement. I'm just a little confused as how to do this with a variable number of lines on the form. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Old December 8th, 2004, 05:12 AM
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Hmmmmmmm you could possibly generate the SQL INSERT statement on the fly, using a loop somehow, which goes by the number of lines in the form.

Many shoes,


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