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Posted on 2004-09-15
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Hi,

I'm having a problem using the header function...it gives me an error saying headers already sent.  The issue I think lies in the fact that I have a page that displays a query from a previous form and then another form that lets the user addes infinite numbers of records.  After submit I'd like to take the user to a new page that list what was just inserted.
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Question by:lienny
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by:Diablo84
ID: 12065308
header redirects must go before ANY output which includes:

php echo/print
new lines
html tags

Ideally it should go right at the top of the page (just after the form processing if applicable)
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by:Diablo84
ID: 12065336
You can run database queries before redirecting as long as you don't output any results, any such output (as listed above) will result in the header already sent error because the header must be sent before the output content is generated.
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by:Diablo84
ID: 12065377
you can use output buffering to work around it but its really better to just fix the script, example:

ob_start(); //top of page

//various code and header redirect

ob_end_flush();
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by:lienny
ID: 12065426
been doing some research...it won't work if I call includes before that.
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Diablo84 earned 500 total points
ID: 12065452
If your includes generate output data they will cause the same error

You can include includes before the header redirect as long as their contents only deal with calculation and processing
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by:Diablo84
ID: 12065491
If its going to cause a problem modifying your script to work because of the way it is set up you might wish to consider an alternative redirect method:

javascript:

<script language="JavaScript">
window.location="http://www.site.com/page.html";
</script>

or Meta Refresh (between the head tags)

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.site.com/page.html">

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by:lienny
ID: 12065520
thanks for coming to my rescue again!...but i got it to work...just need to take a break from looking at the code before I knew what I was doing wrong. =D
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by:Diablo84
ID: 12065577
:)

In my book coffee is the short term solution but a good nights sleep and fresh eyes renders the best results.... if only there was more time in the day.
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