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Hello.  I currently have a web page that allows a user to enter text into a form then select a "Submit Query" button; upon doing this the entered text is saved to a database and displayed for the user on the same page (the page where the form and "Submit Query" button are located).

 

My question is as follows: I wish the results to be displayed on a new page when the "Submit Query" button is clicked, not displayed on the same page.  Is this achieved through targeting? I am a bit lost at this point on how to achieve this result.

 

Thank-you in advance for any help.

~Matty

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do you have any code to show us thus far?

 

Yes.  So far I am using the following two files:

 

index.php

<?php
include 'connection.php';

$query = "SELECT * FROM people";

$result = mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());

while ($person = mysql_fetch_array($result)){

        echo  $person ['name'];
echo  $person ['descrip'];
}
?>

<H1>Add a Review:</H1>
<form action="create.php" method="post">
     <input type="text" name="inputName" value=""/>
     </br >
     <textarea cols="50" rows="4" name="inputDesc" value=""/></textarea>
     </br >
     <input type= "submit" name= "submit"/>
</form>

<html>
<head></head>
<body>
<p>The current second is <span style='font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;color:red;position:absolute;right:25px;'><?php echo time(); ?></span> on this computer.</p>
</body>
</html>

 

connection.php

<?php
$dbhost = 'mysql7.000webhost.com';
$dbuser = 'a4542527_root';
$dbpass = '*******';

$db = 'a4542527_test1';
$conn = mysql_connect($dbhost,$dbuser,$dbpass);
mysql_select_db($db);

?>

 

The basic function works fine.  I am just trying to figure out how to have the text data returned/displayed to a new page after it is submitted.

 

Thanks,

Matty

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Right, when you want the detail that has been submitted to appear on another page, this is where the action attribute needs to have a value in it:-

 

<form name="myform" method="POST" action="yourProcessFileHere.php">

 

then the file (yourProcessFileHere.php in this example) has all of the code that is required to process of the contents of the form being submitted:

 

(contents of this file is something like this:-)

 

<?php

//set error reporting to on ;p
error_reporting(E_ALL);

if(isset($_POST['submit']) && !empty($_POST['submit'])){
//process your data here
}
else{
//something went wrong redirect user back to the form file/page 
}

?>

 

Using this method you can effectively 'seperate' your html processing script from the html form file that post's the data - hopefully that makes sense to you.

 

And just to clarify for the example I have used, I have named the submit button 'submit', you could assign it a value and check that that value is there to see that the form has been submitted properly.

 

Have fun.

 

Rw

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