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Hi,

I am new to php, please bear with me.... I have created a simple form that askes customers for their details and it emails those details to someone.. what i want to do is to have these details submitted to a DB at the same time - I have no idea how to incorporate this in my code... can someone please help?

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<?php
// Receiving variables
@$title = addslashes($_POST['title']);
@$surname = addslashes($_POST['surname']);
@$address = addslashes($_POST['address']);
@$town = addslashes($_POST['town']);
@$county = addslashes($_POST['county']);
@$postcode = addslashes($_POST['postcode']);
@$telephone = addslashes($_POST['telephone']);
@$besttime = addslashes($_POST['besttime']);
@$email = addslashes($_POST['email']);

// Validation
if (strlen($title) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid title</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($surname) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid surname</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($address) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid address</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($town) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid town</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($county) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid county</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($postcode) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid postcode</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($telephone) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid telephone</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($besttime) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid besttime</font></p>");
}

if (! ereg('[A-Za-z0-9_-]+\@[A-Za-z0-9_-]+\.[A-Za-z0-9_-]+', $email))
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid email</font></p>");
}

if (strlen($email) == 0 )
{
die("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Please enter a valid email</font></p>");
}

//Sending Email to form owner
$pfw_header = "From: $email\n"
  . "Reply-To: $email\n";
$pfw_subject = "Info";
$pfw_email_to = "someone@somewhere.co.uk";
$pfw_message = "title: $title\n"
. "surname: $surname\n"
. "address: $address\n"
. "town: $town\n"
. "county: $county\n"
. "postcode: $postcode\n"
. "telephone: $telephone\n"
. "besttime: $besttime\n"
. "email: $email\n";
@mail($pfw_email_to, $pfw_subject ,$pfw_message ,$pfw_header ) ;


 echo("<p align='center'><font face='Arial' size='3' color='#FF0000'>Thankyou for your enquiry, we will contact you shortly regarding your query</font></p>");
?>
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Question by:karma12
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Expert Comment

by:Richard Quadling
ID: 17000103
Send the email as you have done and then add appropriate code to update the DB.

So, after your @mail(...);

$r_conn = mysql_pconnect($s_server, $s_username, $s_password);
$s_SQL = <<< END_SQL
INSERT INTO
 tablename(title, surname, address, town, country, postcode, telephone, besttime, email)
 VALUE('$title', '$surname', '$address', '$town', '$country', '$postcode', '$telephone', '$besttime', '$email')
END_SQL;
$r_results = mysql_query($s_SQL);
mysql_free_results($r_results);

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Expert Comment

by:Richard Quadling
ID: 17000112
That is COMPLETELY untested, and you would need to make sure you are using MySQL and not some other DB. You will need to know the server name and your DB credentials ($s_server, $s_username, $s_password).

In terms of error handling, the mysql_xxx functions return False if they go wrong.

Commonly ...

$r_conn = mysql_pconnect($s_server, $s_username, $s_password) or die('Sorry. It has all gone horribly wrong : ' . mysql_errno() . ':' . mysql_error());
$s_SQL = <<< END_SQL
INSERT INTO
 tablename(title, surname, address, town, country, postcode, telephone, besttime, email)
 VALUE('$title', '$surname', '$address', '$town', '$country', '$postcode', '$telephone', '$besttime', '$email')
END_SQL;
$r_results = mysql_query($s_SQL) or die('Sorry. It has all gone horribly wrong : ' . mysql_errno() . ':' . mysql_error());
mysql_free_results($r_results);

sort of thing.
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by:karma12
ID: 17000295
where would i stick this in my code? or does that not matter?
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Author Comment

by:karma12
ID: 17000307
i know my DB credentials...... do you not mean i need my hostname not server???
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Expert Comment

by:Richard Quadling
ID: 17000329
Your database server name or IP.

It may be localhost if you have a your DB server in your Web server.

It may not.

That code should be put in just after the mail() call.
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Author Comment

by:karma12
ID: 17000423
I get the followin error: although the email is sent...

Warning: mysql_pconnect(): Unknown MySQL server host '0net' (1) in insert_db.php on line 33


which is

$r_conn = mysql_pconnect($s_bbbbb.dns-systems.net, $s_username, $s_password) or die('Sorry. It has all gone horribly wrong : ' . mysql_errno() . ':' . mysql_error());

im wondering if the hiphan in the Hostname is failin it? or is their no chance that can happen....
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Richard Quadling earned 2000 total points
ID: 17000482
What's the name of the DB server?

I think you completely misread my variables!!!!

$r_conn = mysql_pconnect('servername', $s_username, $s_password) or die('Sorry. It has all gone horribly wrong : ' . mysql_errno() . ':' . mysql_error());

or

$s_server = 'localhost'; // Or some other name
$r_conn = mysql_pconnect($s_server, $s_username, $s_password) or die('Sorry. It has all gone horribly wrong : ' . mysql_errno() . ':' . mysql_error());

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Author Comment

by:karma12
ID: 17000504
Hi,

I managed to get it working using the below:::

<?php


//Sending Email to form owner
$pfw_header = "From: $email\n"
  . "Reply-To: $email\n";
$pfw_subject = " Info";
$pfw_email_to = "someone@somewhere.co.uk";
$pfw_message = "firstname: $firstname\n"
. "firstname: $firstname\n"
. "surname: $surname\n"
. "initial: $initial\n"
. "address1: $address1\n"
. "address2: $address2\n"
. "city: $city\n"
. "postcode: $postcode\n"
. "contactno: $contactno\n"
. "email: $email\n"
. "appliances: $appliances\n";
@mail($pfw_email_to, $pfw_subject ,$pfw_message ,$pfw_header ) ;

$con = mysql_connect("bbbbb.dns-systems.net","bbbbb_test","bbbbb");
if (!$con)
  {
  die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
  }mysql_select_db("bbbbb_test", $con);$sql="INSERT INTO person
(firstname,surname,initial,address1,address2,city,postcode,contactno,email,appliances)
VALUES
('$_POST[firstname]','$_POST[surname]','$_POST[initial]','$_POST[address1]','$_POST[address2]','$_POST[city]','$_POST[postcode]','$_POST[contactno]','$_POST[email]','$_POST[appliances]')";if (!mysql_query($sql,$con))
  {
  die('Error: ' . mysql_error());
  }echo "Success!";

?>
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Author Comment

by:karma12
ID: 17000512
ill award you the points becasue you pointed me in the right direction, which i greatly appreciate........
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Expert Comment

by:Richard Quadling
ID: 17000600
Ta!
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