Sending a drop down list value using GET

Posted on 2007-10-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-13
Hi - You'll have to bear with me because I really am probably the most inexperienced person in doing this...

I'm populating a drop down list on a form using an SQL query.  When the user clicks 'go' I want to send the selected option over to the next page using GET.  The problem I'm encoutering is that the page loads but no value is sent.  I can add it manually to the URL and it works but it's not appearing automatically.

The code is as follows:

echo "<center>Marshals Found</center><br>";
echo "<form name='pickteam' id='pickteam' action='view_marshals.php' method='GET'>Pick team to view Marshals: <select name='team' value=''>";
// printing the list box select command

while($nt=mysql_fetch_array($result)){//Array or records stored in $nt
echo "<option value=$nt[id]>$nt[team]</option>";
/* Option values are added by looping through the array */
echo "</select> <INPUT TYPE='submit' VALUE='Go!'>";// Closing of list box

Question by:llantwit
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ID: 20040688
Everything looks right, your submit button is within the form right?
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 name='team' value=''>

change that too

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Isisagate earned 1500 total points
ID: 20040707
putting the value attribute on a select box is not needed, and it probably forces the browser to send blank no matter what is selected.
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ID: 20040731
try removing the empty value in the select tag

<select name='team' value=''> change for

<select name='team'>

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