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Old October 9th, 2003, 11:11 AM
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Default Select Box update to MySQL

Hello, I posted this in the PHP Database Forum but didnt get much help from it. So I though maybe I could get some help from the Pros.

Wrox has changed a bit since I was last here. Well anyway, I was wondering if any of you could help me out.
I created a select box filled with elements from a database. I can pull the data in the select drop down box. But when I post it to the next page it fails to pass the data to the next page so that I can place it into the database.

Here I am trying to pull the players name into the selectbox with the ID as the value. I can do that. Then i would like to take the matching text boxes with the stats and pass it to the next page using the post method. There is where I fail. On my Update page it successfully adds to the database but the fields are blank.

Here's a bit of the code
Can someon tell me what I am doing wrong
=========Enter Stats ================================================== ===================================
<? $SelcTeam = "Cowboys"; ?>
<form method="post" action="testupdate.php">
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      <td bgcolor="#000000"><strong>IF THE PASSING
        ADD MORE IF NECESSARY.</strong></td>
      <td><div align="center"><strong></strong></div></td>
<tr bgcolor="#FF0000">
            <th colspan="12" nowrap><div align="center">
                <p>PASSING STATS</p>
          <tr bgcolor="#0000FF">
            <th nowrap>Name</th>
            <th nowrap>Ratings</th>
            <th nowrap>Yards</th>
            <th nowrap>TD</th>
            <th nowrap>Int</th>
            <th nowrap>Comp</th>
            <th nowrap>Att</th>
            <th nowrap>Comp%</th>
            <th nowrap>Avg</th>
            <th nowrap>Yds/<br>
            <th nowrap>Sack</th>
            <th nowrap>Long</th>
          <tr align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
            <td nowrap>
//change the following variables with the appropriate
$host = "localhost";
$dbname = "*********";
$dbpass = "*********";

$connection = mysql_connect("$host","$dbname","$dbpass");
$db = mysql_select_db("$dbname",$connection);

echo"<select name=\"Passing\"><option value=\"RosterPlayer\">Select Player</OPTION>"; //start the select box

$results= mysql_query("SELECT * from Players where Team='".$SelcTeam."'");
$idname = NAME;
$idPosition = POS;
$idTeam = TEAM;
echo mysql_error();

if (mysql_Numrows($results)>0) //if there are records in the fields
  $numrows=mysql_NumRows($results); //count them
  while ($x<$numrows){ //loop through the records
    $theId=mysql_result($results,$x,$id); //place each record in the variable everytime we loop
    echo "<option value=\"$theId\">".$theName." (".$theTeam." ".$thePos.")</option>\n"; //and place it in the select
echo "</select>"; //close the select
            <td nowrap><input name="PassRatings" type="text" id="PassRatings" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassYds" type="text" id="PassYds" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassTD" type="text" id="PassTD" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassINT" type="text" id="PassINT" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassComp" type="text" id="PassComp" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassATT" type="text" id="PassATT" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassCompPCT" type="text" id="PassCompPCT" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassAVG" type="text" id="PassAVG" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassYdsGm" type="text" id="PassYdsGm" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassSack" type="text" id="PassSack" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
            <td nowrap><input name="PassLong" type="text" id="PassLong" size="5" maxlength="85"></td>
          <tr align="center" valign="middle">
            <td nowrap>
================================================== ================================================== ============
========Update Stats Page ================================================== =====================================

//change the following variables with the appropriate
$host = "localhost";
$dbname = "*********";
$dbpass = "*********";

$connection = mysql_connect("$host","$dbname","$dbpass");
$db = mysql_select_db("$dbname",$connection);

mysql_query ("INSERT INTO `verifystats` (PlayerID,Team,GameNumber,Name,Rating,PassYds,Pass Tds,PassInts,PassComp,PassAtt,PassPercent,PassAvg, PassYdsGm,PassSack,PassLong)where `PlayerID`='".$Passing2."'",$connection)
VALUES ('Player',' Team', '0',' Name', $PassRatings, $PassYds, $PassTD, $PassINT, $PassComp, $PassATT, $PassCompPCT, $PassAVG, $PassYdsGm, $PassSack, $PassLong);

//echo mysql_error()


Old October 10th, 2003, 12:03 PM
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I'm sorry that you feel that a bunch of links relating to your problem are not helpful, and am a little disturbed because your problem is most likely that you are running PHP with the register_globals configuration setting set to "off". Older versions of PHP had it set to "on" by default.

This is the most common problem we see on the lists, and I personally have addressed this issue at least 500 times.

For an explanation of what this setting does, and how to deal with fixing your problems, I strongly suggest you read through the links I already gave you. It's not really considerate to expect anyone to retype a lengthy brand-new answer specific to your problem when we have already done so hundreds of times for the exact same problem.


Take care,


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