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#1 betaone

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 05:13 AM

well im VERY new to php and im starting small and hopefully going to end up with a cms;
back to the question (i do realize that my coding will be very incorect but since im realy new to this , newer then you could possibly imagine bare with me)

lets say i want the person that is submiting something to have the option to select the number of text forms they might need
wouldent you go about this by creating a drop down calling it like name=numb[] then have lets say 8 variables (1-8 for the dropdown selection)

they pick 4 and in the php code you would do

<select name="numb[]">
<option value="1">1
<option value="2">2
<option value="3">3
<option value="4">4
<option value="5">5
<option value="6">6
<option value="7">7
<option value="8">8

<form name="form1" method="post" action="">

Character Name:<br>
<input name="name" type="text" size="30" maxlength="30">
Character Biography<br>
<textarea cols=30 rows=10 name="bio"></textarea>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit">
<table width="33%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

if(isset($name) && isset($bio)){
echo $name. ": " .$bio;

if ($numb);
then (show $numb of $form);
echo then;


PS: i also have little to no clue as to what i was trying to do in that little piece of code :rolleyes:

for the best thingi have done in php so far go look at www.addpower.com/betaone/test.php (the dropdown is usless rightnow just put in something in first line and a discription about it in second text box) i also dont have a clue what isset is that iused a friend said that was better to use then the if($submit)
echo "$name:$bio"

www.addpower.com/betaone/test.phps.txt for code
Summer is here and i have hopes that before school starts i will understand PHP and MYSQL well enough to develope a CMS script , hopefully you guys will aid me along the journy!

#2 morpheus.100

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 10:21 PM

You need to write a loop based on the $_POST value sent to the form. The post value should be the amount of times the loop will run. It is easy, so search tutorials for looping. I would post code but that would be too easy.

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