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strange select problem

Posted on 2001-08-01
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Hello

I have a select statement like this:

echo "<Select name=sel_column>";
   $result2 = mysql_query("select distinct column from $tablename");
   while ($row2=mysql_fetch_array($result2)) {
      if ($row2[column]==$row[$a_column[0]]) {
         echo "<option selected value=".$row2[column].">".$row2[column]."</option>";
      }
      else {
     echo "<option size=100>".$row2[column]."</option>";
     }
   }
echo "</select>";

The values in the select statement are strings of 3 words, looks like this:

'books papers magazines'

when i change the select statement and post it the $sel_column gives me the good value 'books papers magazines'

when i change something else in the form and not the select statement an i post the form the $sel_column gives me the value 'books'

Why ????


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Question by:volvo
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a.marsh earned 50 total points
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Your code seems a little inconsistent....you don't always set the value attribute of the <option> tag...is there a reason for that??

If you do set the value and that value has spaces in it you should use quotes e.g. change:

echo "<option selected value=".$row2[column].">".$row2[column]."</option>";

to:

echo "<option selected value=\"".$row2[column]."\">".$row2[column]."</option>";


And what do you expect this to do:

option size=100

???



Ant
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by:volvo
ID: 6339565
Hello A.marsh

this works fine :echo "<option selected value=\"".$row2[column]."\">".$row2[column]."</option>";

Thanks.

This form need to make it possible that users can change there settings.

So i set the selected value on the value that is stored in de user Data Base for a specified user.


option size=100: this was just a test.  I trie to set the size for the option.  Is that not possible???

It is not nice that the option has not the same size as the input opbject.
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by:a.marsh
ID: 6339895
To do that you need to use this (but it doesn't work on all browsers):

<input type="text" style="width: 100px">

<select style="width: 100px">


Glad I could help.

Now that you have the solution to your problem, please feel free to accept my earlier comment as the answer in order to wrap this question up.

:o)

Ant
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