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show #of forms as requested in dropdown

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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

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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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