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NEED HELP inputing array into mysql!

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#1 mrsmile25

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 08:44 PM

I set up mySQL cell named \"Type\" and as a set(\'All\', \'Conventional\', \'Course\')

Now, my forms are set-up as:

<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"Type\" value=\"$set$\" />
<select name=\"Type[]\" size=3 multiple=\"multiple\">
<option value=\"All\">All</option>
<option value=\"Conventional\">Conventional</option>
<option value=\"Course\">Course</option>

And it only allows me to input 1 option. I\'m lost. Any ideas. Thank you very much.

#2 barbatruc

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 04:52 PM

For different MySQL data types, use inputs phpMyAdmin is using, this can help: (ref: http://www.phpmyadmin.net).

For example:
varchar, int, char, float: use input of type text (or password).enum: use select or radio buttons (one choice only)set: use select with attribute multiple="multiple" and a size="x" where x is min(number of items, 7) (note: 7 is a magic number for interfaces displaying item listings) or checkboxes (multiple choices)text: use textarea
For your situation, since you only have 3 choices, I would use checkboxes. They all have the same name (name=\"Type[]\") only their value are different. To insert their values into MySQL, simply use implode() method:
// let\'s say values are in $_POST[\'Type\']:$sql = "INSERT INTO table SET Type = \'".implode(",", $_POST[\'Type\'])."\'";
Unfortunately, PHP \'empowered every moron with a copy of Windows notepad to be \"web programmers\". (...) Give PHP a real INFRASTRUCTURE. Use PEAR!!!\'

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