Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

Table with links

Posted on 2002-06-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I am using PHP/MySql

I am building an html table at runtime and populating it using values from my db. I want these to be links.

How can I pass the link label to another page for processing.
Question by:bravismore

Expert Comment

ID: 7095555
I am not sure what you want to achieve. Can you explain it by example ? Say whats ur table defination , how u want it to look like etc.


Author Comment

ID: 7095614
let's say we have the following table:



that's a table with 2 rows and 2 columns populated with values from database(i.e COMMERCE, INDUSTRY etc). I have made these table values links to a certain document which should process using the value clicked by user.

Lets say a user clicks on COMMERCE link, I want the value COMMERCE to be passed to the document. When a user clicks on INDUSTRY, I want the value INDUSTRY passed to the document being launched.
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Richard Quadling
ID: 7095866

So when you are generating the table, you can use ...

echo "<a href=\"handler.php?link=$db_field_you_want_goes_here\">$db_field_you_want_goes_here</a>";

The handler.php file has

if (isset($_GET["link"]))
// The value of $_GET["link"] reflects the chosen value.

If you are using an earlier version of PHP (one without the super globals), then you may find that $link is already available and can be used as

if (isset($link))
// The value of $link reflects the chosen value.



P.S. I thought I'd already replied to this! Obviously not!
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Author Comment

ID: 7096087
Is handler.php a predefined script or user-defined script?

Where should I place the target page, Should I replace handler.php with my own page.
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

Richard Quadling earned 50 total points
ID: 7096100
If you have a page that you want to use as the handler then use that. If you page is called index.php, then ...

echo "<a href=\"index.php?link=$db_field_you_want_goes_here\">$db_field_you_want_goes_here</a>";

In index.php, you need to test on $_GET["link"] to see if it is set (isset()) and what its value is.

You can then handle the value sent to you.
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 9643532
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:
Accept: rquadling
Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.
Sam Barnum
EE Cleanup Volunteer              

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How do uses indexes to maximize MySQL Searches 14 55
How do I fix this UPDATE error? 7 32
Dynamic Dropdowns 15 32
How to refresh a page from a sub domain in ajax ? 34 21
Part of the Global Positioning System A geocode (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/) is the major subset of a GPS coordinate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System), the other parts being the altitude and t…
Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question