Combo Boxes...

The following code works fine, BUT for the combo box (<select>), I want wateva is the variable $filename to be put first in the combo box and all the other files listed afterwards.... at the moment, it just does it in alphabeticall order...

$dir = opendir('/newusers/bja/');

echo '<select onClick="location.href=\'index.php?filename=\'+this.options[this.selectedIndex].text;">'."\n";

while ($file = readdir($dir))
{
if ((($file != '.')&&($file != '..')&&(filetype($file)=='file')))
{
echo '<option>'.$file."</option>\n";
}
}

echo "</select>\n";

closedir($dir)

Thankyou :)
ChrisAnnableAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

lozlozCommented:
hi,

<?

$dir = opendir('/newusers/bja/');

echo '<select onClick="location.href=\'index.php?filename=\'+this.options[this.selectedIndex].text;">'."\n";
if($_GET["filename"]) {
  echo "<option>$filename</option>\n";
}
while ($file = readdir($dir)) {
  if ((($file != '.')&&($file != '..')&&(filetype($file)=='file'))) {
    if($file != $_GET["filename"]) {
      echo "<option>$file</option>\n";
    }
  }
}
echo "</select>\n";

closedir($dir);

?>

i think this is what you want

loz
0
ChrisAnnableAuthor Commented:
Exactly want i want :)

Only thing is, can i make it so, it won't put the file if itselft?

Thanks
0
lozlozCommented:
how do you mean exactly? do you mean not put the file in the combo box at all? if so you want to remove the following lines:

if($_GET["filename"]) {
  echo "<option>$filename</option>\n";
}

loz
0
Cloud Class® Course: Amazon Web Services - Basic

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

ChrisAnnableAuthor Commented:
No, i mean the file that is using the script...
0
lozlozCommented:
<?

$dir = opendir('/newusers/bja/');

$thispage = explode("/", $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]);
$countpage = count($thispage) - 1;
$page = $thispage[$countpage];
echo '<select onClick="location.href=\'index.php?filename=\'+this.options[this.selectedIndex].text;">'."\n";
if($_GET["filename"]) {
  echo "<option>$filename</option>\n";
}
while ($file = readdir($dir)) {
  if ((($file != '.')&&($file != '..')&&(filetype($file)=='file'))) {
    if($file != $_GET["filename"]) {
      if($file != $page) {
        echo "<option>$file</option>\n";
      }
    }
  }
}
echo "</select>\n";

closedir($dir);

?>

ought to work..

loz
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ChrisAnnableAuthor Commented:
I just relised that, the code u have doesn't actually check the url of the file its self (eg. $page = index.php), i need it to check the entire URL to that file and if it is, don't display it :)

Thankyou
0
lozlozCommented:
that's what this part does:

$thispage = explode("/", $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]);
$countpage = count($thispage) - 1;
$page = $thispage[$countpage];

$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"] holds the name of path information of the page e.g /admin/index.php. explode splits this string by "/" into an array, and after counting the number of elements in the array, $page stores the last element which should be the filename. the line if($file != $page) { checks that the file being put in the select box is not the same as the current page. that's the theory at least, i assume you posted because it's not working so i'll test it now and try and fix it

loz
0
lozlozCommented:
well it seems to work with me in its present form

loz
0
ChrisAnnableAuthor Commented:
if i put:

http://website.com?filename=index.php

in the url, it works...

BUT, if you put http://website.com?filename=/newusers/bja/index.php

it doesn't detect it as the same file!?

How can i fix this...

Thankyou
0
lozlozCommented:
sorry i was using the filename itself rather than the variable filename..

change:

$thispage = explode("/", $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]);

to:

$thispage = explode("/", $_GET["filename"]);

loz
0
ChrisAnnableAuthor Commented:
I think you were a bit confused, but i figured it out anyway :P

if($_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"]."/".$file !=  $_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"].$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"])

Thankyou for your help, i'm accepting ur response :)

BJA
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
PHP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.