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Combine 2 php files

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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
Is it possible to combine these 2 php files?

<?
mysql_connect("localhost","user","pass");
mysql_select_db("database");
$submit = $_POST['submit'];
$name = $_POST['name'];
$time = $_POST['time'];
$message = $_POST['message'];
if($submit){
$result=MYSQL_QUERY("INSERT INTO shoutbox (id,name,time,message)"."VALUES ('NULL','$name','$time','$message')");
} else {
}
?>

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and
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<?php
header("Content-type: text/xml");

$host = "localhost";
$user = "user";
$pass = "pass";
$database = "database";

$linkID = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass) or die ("Could not connect to host.");
mysql_select_db($database,$linkID) or die ("Could not find database.");

$query = "SELECT * from shoutbox ORDER BY id DESC";
$resultID = mysql_query($query,$linkID) or die ("Data not found");

$xml_output = "<?xml version =\"1.0\"?>\n";
$xml_output = "<shouts>\n";
for ($x = 0; $x < mysql_num_rows($resultID); $x++){
      $row = mysql_fetch_assoc($resultID);
      $xml_output .= "\t<shout>\n";
      $xml_output .= "\t\t<name>" . $row['name'] . "</name>\n";
      $xml_output .= "\t\t<time>" . $row['time'] . "</time>\n";
      $xml_output .= "\t\t<message>" . $row['message'] . "</message>\n";
      $xml_output .= "\t</shout>\n";
}
$xml_output.= "</shouts>";

echo $xml_output;
?>
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I'm trying to create a flash-based shoutbox dealy, but with the two files seperated, when the flash does the POST of the message, it re-directs to the post.php page, which is not the desired effect. I need for the informaton to get posted and then refresh the flash movie with the new post added.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Like this:

<?php
header("Content-type: text/xml");

$host = "localhost";
$user = "user";
$pass = "pass";
$database = "database";

$linkID = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass) or die ("Could not connect to host.");
mysql_select_db($database,$linkID) or die ("Could not find database.");

$query = "SELECT * from shoutbox ORDER BY id DESC";
$resultID = mysql_query($query,$linkID) or die ("Data not found");

$xml_output = "<?xml version =\"1.0\"?>\n";
$xml_output = "<shouts>\n";
for ($x = 0; $x < mysql_num_rows($resultID); $x++){
     $row = mysql_fetch_assoc($resultID);
     $xml_output .= "\t<shout>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t\t<name>" . $row['name'] . "</name>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t\t<time>" . $row['time'] . "</time>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t\t<message>" . $row['message'] . "</message>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t</shout>\n";
}
$xml_output.= "</shouts>";

echo $xml_output;

$submit = $_POST['submit'];
$name = $_POST['name'];
$time = $_POST['time'];
$message = $_POST['message'];
if($submit){
$result=mysql_query("INSERT INTO shoutbox (id,name,time,message)"."VALUES ('NULL','$name','$time','$message')", $linkID);
} else {
}
?>

Author

Commented:
Thanks,

Unfortunately, that's not going to work. It does the same thing as it was doing before. When I hit the submit button it does the post and redirects to the php page instead of staying within the flash movie. If I try to embed the flash into the php page with the combined scripts, it just hands out xml not well-formatted errors.

The flash movie is using 2 urls. 1 is for getting the posts that are already there, the other is for posting new messages to the databse.

I was hoping that there was a way to combine the 2 scripts in a way that allowed the movie to both post and view from within the same php file, and within the .swf file.

I'd ideally like to be able to go directly to the swf url and have it work, instead of a php or html page. This way I can just embed the swf into the site I'm working on.

Thanks again for helping.
Do you mean like this?

Then you would just have to change the flash movie url to append "?case=insert" for the insert function.

<?

$host = "localhost";
$user = "user";
$pass = "pass";
$database = "database";


$case = $_GET['case'];


switch( $case ) {
    case 'insert':
        insertIntoDB();
        break;
    default:
        showResults();
        break;
}

exit;


function insertIntoDB() {
  global $host, $user, $pass, $database;

  mysql_connect("localhost","user","pass");
  mysql_select_db("database");
  $submit = $_POST['submit'];
  $name = $_POST['name'];
  $time = $_POST['time'];
  $message = $_POST['message'];
  if($submit){
  $result=MYSQL_QUERY("INSERT INTO shoutbox (id,name,time,message)"."VALUE('NULL','$name','$time','$message')");
  } else {
  }
}



function selectResults() {
  global $host, $user, $pass, $database;

  header("Content-type: text/xml");

  $linkID = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass) or die ("Could not connect to host.");
  mysql_select_db($database,$linkID) or die ("Could not find database.");

  $query = "SELECT * from shoutbox ORDER BY id DESC";
  $resultID = mysql_query($query,$linkID) or die ("Data not found");

  $xml_output = "<?xml version =\"1.0\"?>\n";
  $xml_output = "<shouts>\n";
  for ($x = 0; $x < mysql_num_rows($resultID); $x++){
     $row = mysql_fetch_assoc($resultID);
     $xml_output .= "\t<shout>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t\t<name>" . $row['name'] . "</name>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t\t<time>" . $row['time'] . "</time>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t\t<message>" . $row['message'] . "</message>\n";
     $xml_output .= "\t</shout>\n";
  }
  $xml_output.= "</shouts>";

  echo $xml_output;
}
?>

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