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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Default How to interpret checkboxes on server-side forms


I'm a beginer coder with javascript and PHP

I am coding a (very) basic online-store:


I am currently in the process of writing the PHP code to deal with the information on the form when it is submitted, and have hit a brick wall.

As you can see I only have three 'products' on this website. I am conciously not allowing the user to buy these products in varying quantities, rather forcing the user to select which products they would like via the checkboxes.

With the PHP code I am trying to design an order confirmation page, which will display the user's contact details and order details and ask them to confirm that they are correct.

I have got the textbox values working on the server side, but I am struggling with the checkboxes.

I want to be able to check which checkboxes are checked, and display the relevant product and price on the confirmation page.

For example, if the user submits the form with the Tshirt checkbox checked, I would like the PHP to return

quote:Please confirm the following details are correct:

firstname surname
email address

Tshirt - £10
I cannot, however, figure out how to combine javascript and PHP in order to do this.

In searching, I have found similar example code, but it is much more complex than what I am trying to achieve and I cannot comprehend it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys

thanks in advance - Ravie

Old June 6th, 2007, 05:34 AM
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Hi ravie,

you can do one thing give the same name array something like product[] to all these product check box when you post your form in $_POSt you will be having this product[] which will save the values the one user had clicked.

<input type="checkbox" name="product[]" value="Tshirt-$10">Tshirt

hope this trick helps i have been to this problem once :-)

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