probably an easy php array question

Posted on 2006-06-30
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Last Modified: 2006-11-18
How do I get the text line by line from a textarea box an put it into an array?
Question by:ray-solomon
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Autogard earned 1000 total points
ID: 17021960
You need to create the form on the first page that posts to a second page.

-- First Page --
<form method="post" action="otherpage.php">
<textarea name="mytext">
<input type="submit" name="submitform" />

-- Next Page --

    $textFromBox = $_POST["mytext"];
    # Now it just depends on how you want to split up the text -- I'll do it line by line
    $myArray = explode("\r\n", $textFromBox);


You could also submit to the same page, you would just need to check that there is a value in $_POST["mytext"].
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Author Comment

ID: 17021975
Thanks for the quick reply..it works

Expert Comment

ID: 17021979
Awesome!  One thing, I forgot to close the </form> on the first page.

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