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hi there

wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction with this one. I want to create a form where a user enters the date of an event. at present the only way i can manage this is if i get the user to enter todays date in a text box as (eg todays date) 20051227 which is sure going to confuse people.

What i'm wondering is how complex a procedure, taking into account my noobie status, would it be to enter the date into one columns of a database using three drop down menus. Any help much appreciated

thanks

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[!--PHP-Head--][div class=\'phptop\']PHP[/div][div class=\'phpmain\'][!--PHP-EHead--][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]<?php

[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]if(isset([/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$_POST[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"][[/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\'submit\'[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]]))

{

     [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$month [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]= [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$_POST[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"][[/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\'month\'[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]];

     [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$day [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]= [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$_POST[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"][[/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\'day\'[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]];

     [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$year [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]= [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$_POST[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"][[/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\'year\'[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]];

 

     [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$eventDate [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]= [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$month [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]. [/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\" \" [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]. [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$day [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]. [/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\", \" [/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]. [/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$year[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"];

 

     echo([/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]$eventDate[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]);

}

else

{

[/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]?>

[/span]<form action=\"[span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]<?=$_SERVER[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"][[/span][span style=\"color:#DD0000\"]\'PHP_SELF\'[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]][/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]?>[/span]\" method=\"post\">

Enter Event Date: <select name=\"month\">

     <option value=\"Jan\">Jan</option>

     <option value=\"Feb\">Feb</option>

     <option value=\"Mar\">Mar</option>

     <option value=\"April\">April</option>

</select>

 

<select name=\"day\">

     <option value=\"1\">1</option>

     <option value=\"2\">2</option>

     <option value=\"3\">3</option>

     <option value=\"4\">4</option>

     <option value=\"5\">5</option>

     <option value=\"6\">6</option>

     <option value=\"7\">7</option>

</select>

 

<select name=\"year\">

     <option value=\"2005\">2005</option>

     <option value=\"2006\">2006</option>

</select>

 

<input type=\"submit\" value=\"Submit\" name=\"submit\">

</form>

[span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]<?php

[/span][span style=\"color:#007700\"]}

[/span][span style=\"color:#0000BB\"]?>[/span]

[/span][!--PHP-Foot--][/div][!--PHP-EFoot--]

 

All you have to do is concatenate all of the values of the selects. You can format it however you want.

 

Jeremy

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thanks for that

the principle makes sense, just that when i pasted the code i got the following error

 

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_VARIABLE in /home/fhlinux195/m/matthewtennant.com/user/htdocs/mainevent_1.php on line 9

 

i'm guessing i'm making a massive error. All the code belongs in the same page right??

 

thanks again

mat

 

 

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