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[SOLVED] inserting the values of a list into a table


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I am really stacked on how to insert all the values of a dropdown menu (select tag) into a mysql table. I am not dealing with multiple selections here.

I tried foreach function but it did not work.

Below is the some of what I did.


Here is the definition of the List:

<select name="typeList" size="5">



<option>Extra Help</option>

<option>Extra Link</option>




Here I assigned the List to a php variable:

$ typeList = trim($_POST[‘typeList]);


And here I used the foreach function to go over each value of the List into the MYSQL table (position):

foreach($typeList as $tmpType)


$query = "INSERT INTO position(name, type) VALUES ('$position', '$ tmpType ')";

mysql_query($query) or die("Query failed: " . mysql_error());



The problem with this is that foreach works only with tables, and it did not consider the list variable as a table.


Anyone can help??


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