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#1 Rblewis

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:53 AM

I have a question and don't know who to ask. I am new to PHP and don't know where to begin with what I want to do . I want my visitors to be able to enter in their zip code, their email address, and an item they are wanting to buy. I then want them to click submit to send out a mass email to every dealer within that zip code that I have in my database which I need to also create. If this makes since and you can help me that's great if not I understand you probably don;t have a lot of time with the site and all. Thanks for your help. Ryan

#2 AndyB

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:13 AM

Like a lot of other things, it's not very demanding in technical terms and it's very demanding in terms of time (which hardly anyone has lots of to spare:))

What I'd suggest is that you do a little reading - the tutorials here are excellent - about simple php exercises like building a database, editing it, etc. Read a little about how to retrieve selected information from it (i.e. which records match a user-entered zip code). Read a little on the very simple php mail() syntax.

That should be enough to get you started on your project. When you run into a problem, ask for help here. You start it, we'll try to help you finish it.
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