Solved

posting a selection from a dropdown box to a variable

Posted on 2004-08-27
3
236 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hi-
This code displays a dropdown box containing a list of all my current clients.  I need the selected clients id number to post to $referedby.  

Any ideas?

$sql = "SELECT id, name FROM results";
$res_cat = mysql_query($sql); // handle to category set

<select name="clientid">
<option value="">-</option>
<?php while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($res_cat)) { ?>        
<option value='<?php echo $row['id']; ?>'><?php echo $row['name']; ?></option>              
<?php } ?>
</select>
0
Comment
Question by:livegirllove
[X]
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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Diablo84 earned 500 total points
ID: 11918253
on your processing page

$referedby = $_POST['clientid'];

im not 100% sure thats what you meant, if not could you elaborate further please

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:livegirllove
ID: 11918330
Exactly what I needed.  I wasn't thinking clearly ;-)  
I'm a newbie.  selectname = clientid means the selected name gets posted as clientid.  

thanks for the quick response.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Diablo84
ID: 11918347
no problem :)

we all start off somewhere, these things will become more obvious to you as you learn, good luck!

|)iablo
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Popularity Can Be Measured Sometimes we deal with questions of popularity, and we need a way to collect opinions from our clients.  This article shows a simple teaching example of how we might elect a favorite color by letting our clients vote for …
3 proven steps to speed up Magento powered sites. The article focus is on optimizing time to first byte (TTFB), full page caching and configuring server for optimal performance.
Learn how to match and substitute tagged data using PHP regular expressions. Demonstrated on Windows 7, but also applies to other operating systems. Demonstrated technique applies to PHP (all versions) and Firefox, but very similar techniques will w…
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…

737 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