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Hello, I'm trying to display the results of my query in a text box so that they can be edited, if need be, and updated in the database.  I'm getting the error below, with the code below.  I've tried a couple of different ways to format the "value" of the text box as you can see by the second one that's commented out and still a no go.  Thanks for any help in advance guys.


The error below is referring to the code just below here.

echo "<td><input type="text" name="firstname" value="$firstname"></td>";


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting ',' or ';' in C:\


if (!$rs)
{exit("Error in SQL");}
echo "<table><tr>";
echo "<th>First Name</th>";
echo "<th>Middle Initial</th>";
echo "<th>Last Name</th>";
echo "<th>Full Name</th>";
echo "<th>Provider ID</th></tr>";
while (odbc_fetch_row($rs))

echo "<tr><td>$firstname</td>";
echo "<td><input type="text" name="firstname" value="$firstname"></td>";
echo "<td>$middleinitial</td>";
echo "<td>$lastname</td>";
echo "<td>$fullname</td>";
echo "<td>$provider_id</td>";
// echo "<td><input type="text" name="textfield" value='".$providerid."'"></td>";
echo "<td>$providerid</td></tr>";
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Thanks for your reply.  I'm assuming this is to be done to the "value=..." portion of the statement?  I've tried lots of different combinations using the slash for escaping the string and even tried the addslashes function that I found in searching and couldn't get it to work.  I'm still fairly new to PHP so I do apologize for my ignorance at this point :(



You need to escape the double quotes within the string. Read the manual section on string.

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