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#1 jasonwisdom

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:56 AM

Hi everybody!


I am building a custom PHP app, and am submitting a form.

This form will have between 1 or more textareas, named "textarea1", "textarea2", "textarea200", and so on.


I need to read each of these and insert them into a database. 


How can I script this into the PHP landing page?


Is there a way to read all of the values, and names, that are contained in $_POST.


Many thanks,



#2 Barand

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:16 AM

Instead of naming them "textarea1", "textarea2" etc, name them "textarea[]" so they are posted as an array.


To process

foreach ($_POST['textarea'] as $text) {
    // process each $text item

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