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Can somebody tell me whats wrong with this PHP. Everytime I hit on submit on my HTML page it takes me no where. It does not do what its supposed to do. I am pasting my HTML and PHP file which its calling

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>Please enter the requested infor</title>
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFCC99">
<form action="formhandler.php" method="POST">
<p>Please enter the requested information.
</p>

<table style="width:240px" border="0">
  <tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Name:</td>
    <td><input name="name" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Spouse Name:</td>
    <td><input name="spousename" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Address1:</td>
    <td><input name="Address1" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Address2:</td>
    <td><input name="Address2" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">City:</td>
    <td><input name="city" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">State:</td>
    <td><input name="state" size="5"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Zip:</td>
    <td><input name="zip" size="11"></td>
  </tr>

  <tr>
    <td>Email:</td>
    <td><input name="email" size = "30"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Phone:</td>
    <td><input name="phone" size="16"></td>
  </tr>

</table>
<br>
&nbsp;</br>
  <input type="submit" value="Send">
  <input type="reset" value="Clear the form">

</form>
</body>
</html>



PHP

<?php
$errorMsg = '';
$name = $_POST['name'];
if ($name=="") {
   errorMsg .= "Then name is required.
}
$sname = $_POST['spousename'];
$ad1 = $_POST['Address1'];
if ($ad1=="") {
   errorMsg .= "Then address is required.
}

$ad2 = $_POST['Address2'];
$city = $_POST['city'];
$state = $_POST['state'];
$zip = $_POST['zip'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$phone = $_POST['phone'];

if ($errorMsg=='') {
    $message = "Name: $name\n";
    $message .= "Spouse Name: $spousename\n";
    $message .= "Address1: $address1\n";
    $message .= "Address2: $address2\n";
    $message .= "City: $city\n";
    $message .= "State: $state\n";
    $message .= "Zip: $zip\n";
    $message .= "Email: $email\n";
    $message .= "Phone: $phone\n";

    if (!mail('myemailid@yahoo.com','From Website',$message)) die('Mail Failed!');
    header("Location: http://www.yahoo.com");
    exit();
} else {
    echo $errorMsg . "<a href=\"prevpage\">Go Back</a>";
}
?>
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Question by:pratikshahse
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by:Vel Eous
ID: 18859231
$errorMsg = '';
$name = $_POST['name'];
if (empty($name)) {
   errorMsg .= "Then name is required.
}
$sname = $_POST['spousename'];
$ad1 = $_POST['Address1'];
if (empty($ad1)) {
   errorMsg .= "Then address is required.
}

$ad2 = $_POST['Address2'];
$city = $_POST['city'];
$state = $_POST['state'];
$zip = $_POST['zip'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$phone = $_POST['phone'];

if (empty($errorMsg)) {
    $message = "Name: $name\n";
    $message .= "Spouse Name: $spousename\n";
    $message .= "Address1: $address1\n";
    $message .= "Address2: $address2\n";
    $message .= "City: $city\n";
    $message .= "State: $state\n";
    $message .= "Zip: $zip\n";
    $message .= "Email: $email\n";
    $message .= "Phone: $phone\n";

    if (!mail('myemailid@yahoo.com','From Website',$message)) die('Mail Failed!');
    header("Location: http://www.yahoo.com");
    exit();
} else {
    echo $errorMsg . "<a href=\"prevpage\">Go Back</a>";
}
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Expert Comment

by:Stacy Spear
ID: 18859336
The following lines aren't properly closed. They should like what I put below.

  errorMsg .= "Then name is required.";
   errorMsg .= "Then address is required.";
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by:pratikshahse
ID: 18859733
Its not working. No matter what I do, whether I put in the information and hit submit or if i dont put in infomation , it still takes me nowhere. you can check out  what I am trying to say

www.jcoco.org/new_member.htm

click on submit without entering any info and click on submit after entering info.

if there is no info entered then i want the error to show up saying required fields are required and if the info is filled in then take me back to home page and also e mail me with the info entered.

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Expert Comment

by:Stacy Spear
ID: 18860553
If you echo some text at the top of the php file, does it show up?

Just wondering, as you are right, absolutely nothing came back
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Author Comment

by:pratikshahse
ID: 18860598
Nope. nothing comes up.

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Expert Comment

by:Stacy Spear
ID: 18860686
Somehow that file isn't being updated or has the wrong permissions.

does it has the same permissions as the html? Depending on your server, it may need the execute attribute.

chmod +x filename
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Author Comment

by:pratikshahse
ID: 18860740
it should have the same permissions as I have on html as I have  another PHP file and I am sure i did not change any security on that file and still it runs ok.
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raja_ind82 earned 2000 total points
ID: 18860946
required.php
********************************************
<?php
if(isset($_POST['hdnvalue']) && $_POST['hdnvalue']=="send")
{
$name = $_POST['firstname'];  
$sname = $_POST['spousename'];
$ad2 = $_POST['Address2'];
$city = $_POST['city'];
$state = $_POST['state'];
$zip = $_POST['zip'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$phone = $_POST['phone'];


$message = "Name: $name\n";
$message .= "Spouse Name: $spousename\n";
$message .= "Address1: $address1\n";
$message .= "Address2: $address2\n";
$message .= "City: $city\n";
$message .= "State: $state\n";
$message .= "Zip: $zip\n";
$message .= "Email: $email\n";
$message .= "Phone: $phone\n";

@mail('myemailid@yahoo.com','From Website',$message);
header("Location: index.php");
exit;
}

?>

<head>
<title>Please enter the requested infor</title>
<script>
function funcheck() {
 
  with(document.frmname)
  {
       if((firstname.value)=="")
        {
           alert("Please enter the name.");
             firstname.focus();return false;
        }
       else if((spousename.value)=="")
        {
           alert("Please enter the spousename.");
             spousename.focus();return false;
        }
        else
        {      
              hdnvalue.value="send";
              submit();
 
        }
  }
}
</script>
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFCC99">
<form action="required.php" method="POST" name="frmname">
<input type="hidden" name="hdnvalue">
<p>Please enter the requested information.
</p>

<table style="width:240px" border="0">
  <tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Name:</td>
    <td><input name="firstname" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Spouse Name:</td>
    <td><input name="spousename" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Address1:</td>
    <td><input name="Address1" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Address2:</td>
    <td><input name="Address2" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">City:</td>
    <td><input name="city" size="30"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">State:</td>
    <td><input name="state" size="5"></td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td style="width:62px">Zip:</td>
    <td><input name="zip" size="11"></td>
  </tr>

  <tr>
    <td>Email:</td>
    <td><input name="email" size = "30"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Phone:</td>
    <td><input name="phone" size="16"></td>
  </tr>

</table>
<br>
&nbsp;</br>
  <input type="button" value="Send" name="btnsubmit" onclick="javascript: funcheck();">
  <input type="reset" value="Clear the form">

</form>
</body>
</html>

index.php
***********************
<?php  
echo "index PAGE";
?>
Regards,
M.Raja
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Expert Comment

by:Stacy Spear
ID: 18861016
Is the other PHP file in the same directory as this one? I would still look at the permissions to verify them.

If that is good, I'm not sure whats going on. I am getting nothing when accessing the file, no errors, nothing.

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by:Stacy Spear
ID: 18861070
Wow, Raja rewrote the whole thing for you!
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