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Form submission and MySQL retrieval

Discussion in 'PHP' started by Paxfia, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Paxfia

    Paxfia New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm running on a limited knowledge of PHP, but I've been able to use intuition to get by up till now... I've got a problem, and I can't figure out the solution.

    I managed to create a dynamic dropdown menu that populates itself with names from a MySQL table, with the option values being the IDs on the table. Using $_POST, the form sends the option value to another PHP page to execute the action.

    I've confirmed that the action page IS receiving the proper ID number.

    What I want to do is use PHP and the ID to retrieve the rest of the information relevant to that ID from the table and display it. (i.e., if I selected name#2, who's option value is 2, I want the action page to retrieve and display the rest of that entry (like phone number, email, etc.)

    I have a feeling it's probably a fairly simple solution, I've just run out of ideas.:eek:

    Help? Please and thank you :)
  2. gotroot

    gotroot New Member

    whats the code?
    if u can post the mysql and php, i can probably help you
  3. ManzZup

    ManzZup New Member

    yah displaying the code would help and meanwhile i think you tried using 'select from' and having some errors?
  4. johnny.dacu

    johnny.dacu New Member

    in your action page perform a select query base on the provided id.
  5. raanrater

    raanrater New Member


    can send me a code of forums in PHP...??? meet again.

  6. ManzZup

    ManzZup New Member

    :S code of forums?
  7. pein87

    pein87 New Member

    You need to do

    is_numeric($id)) // check that its a real number
    $q "SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE id=$id"//since its a number no need to add '".."'
    if(mysql_num_rows($q) < 1// check if theres any results returned
    //trigger no results error
    echo " sorry but that id does not exist";
    $get_all_info mysql_fetch_assoc($q))
    $ID $get_all_info[id];
    $INFO $get_all_info[info];

    the $get_all_info is returned as an associative array with the columns of the table as the array index.
    shabbir likes this.

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