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sinisterguy

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Hello,

I am attempting a to code a simple php todo list but i'm having a problem deleting records. What happens is this: i link to this url: /delete.php?list_name=$list_name&table=lists and when I try the query below:

delete.php
[code]
<?
mysql_connect("localhost","xxxxxx","xxxxxx");
mysql_select_db("xxxxxxy") or die("Unable to select database.");

$table = $_GET["table"];
$list_name = $_GET["list_name"];


if($table == "lists")
{
    $query = "DELETE FROM lists WHERE name='$list_name'";
}
elseif($table == "items");
{
    $item_name = $_GET["item_name"];
    $query = "DELETE FROM items WHERE item_name='$item_name'";
}

mysql_query($query);
mysql_close;

if($table == 'lists')
{
    header("Location: index.php");
}
else
{
    header("Location: list.php?list_name=$list_name");
}

?>
[/code]

nothing happens, I'm not even returned any errors. Any suggestions?

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[!--quoteo(post=377180:date=May 26 2006, 10:55 AM:name=sinisterguy)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(sinisterguy @ May 26 2006, 10:55 AM) [snapback]377180[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Hello,

I am attempting a to code a simple php todo list but i'm having a problem deleting records. What happens is this: i link to this url: /delete.php?list_name=$list_name&table=lists and when I try this query:

$query = "DELETE FROM lists WHERE name='$list_name'";

nothing happens, I'm not even returned any errors. Any suggestions?
[/quote]

well, basic that is exactly what gonna happen, cuz you did not query it, and all you did is set a variable $query to a string.

mysql_query($query);
or something like that.

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Can you post the complete version of delete.php (at least from the start to the execution of the mysql query)? That'll make it easier to make suggestions.

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your query statement looks good,
I would echo the query to debug.

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[!--quoteo(post=377200:date=May 25 2006, 10:40 PM:name=hvle)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(hvle @ May 25 2006, 10:40 PM) [snapback]377200[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
your query statement looks good,
I would echo the query to debug.
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thanks for the tip, I fixed it by removing the elseif, it works if I just have the else, but if I test the second condition, it always returns true for some reason.

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