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Posted on 2008-06-11
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How could you search a post (that was like below in the code area it's $_POST["dataArray"] )  so i could do something like this:

function screachPOST() {
foreach(PostItem) {
if "Pick" is there {
            send error
            form="notComplete";
      }else{
            form="complete";
}
if "na" is there{
            send error
            form="notComplete";
      }else{
            form="complete";
}
if is not a phone number {
            send error
            form="notComplete";
      }else{
            form="complete";
}

if form="complete" {
 send email();
 send completed message
}

This is a POST that comes from flash if it makes a diff and if someone wanted to go the distance how to send the error back would be nice as well... I'm open to ideas here, I just have to work with the one string of var...

I have another post that relates to this as well if it would help with this...
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_23477927.html

Thank you for the help
jeremyBass
{em_data_rec_v:na},{em_data_rec_d:na},{em_data_rec_di:na},{appstate_cb:pick},{Job_Picks`0|Unit Secretary Medical Unit},{Job_Picks`1|UNIT SECRETARY - SURGICAL UNIT},{row|0,employer|asdf,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Thu Jun 5 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Fri Jun 13 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf},{row|1,employer|new Employee,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Mon Jun 9 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Mon Jun 2 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf}

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by:jeremyBass26
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if it helps here is what i have so far on the flash side
var emailResponse:LoadVars = new LoadVars();
    emailResponse.onLoad = function(success:Boolean) {
    if (success) {
            debug_txt.text = this.result;
				ExternalInterface.call("formSubmit");
	trace("Submited");
	trace(postVars.dataArray);
    } else {
            debug_txt.text = "error downloading content";
    }
    };
    var postVars:LoadVars = new LoadVars();
    postVars.dataArray = FullArray;
    postVars.sendAndLoad("examples/example_011.php", emailResponse, "POST");

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by:Steve Bink
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I don't know anything about the flash side, but here's one way to validate in PHP:
<?
$form_complete=TRUE;
$err_msg = '';
$my_fields=array('namefield','datefield','phonefield','otherfield');
foreach ($my_fields as $checkfield) {
  if (!isset($_POST['checkfield'])) { $form_complete=FALSE; $err_msg="Need $checkfield!\n"; }
  // you can validate individual keys here
  // at each step, if anything is wrong, set $form_complete=FALSE
  // and put a reason in $err_msg
  switch ($checkfield) {
    case 'namefield': // check for name validity
      break;
    case 'datefield': // check for date validity
      break;
    case 'phonefield': // check for phone format
      break;
    case 'otherfield': // check for whatever
      break;
  }
}
if (!$form_complete) {
  // something went wrong
  $_SESSION['error_message'] = $err_msg;
  header('location:back_to_my_form.php');
  die();
}
// otherwise, everything is yay.  Get it done.
?>

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by:jeremyBass26
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if the data that is sent to php... the var was = to:

{em_data_rec_v:na},{em_data_rec_d:na},{em_data_rec_di:na},{appstate_cb:pick},{Job_Picks`0|Unit Secretary Medical Unit},{Job_Picks`1|UNIT SECRETARY - SURGICAL UNIT},{row|0,employer|asdf,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Thu Jun 5 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Fri Jun 13 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf},{row|1,employer|new Employee,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Mon Jun 9 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Mon Jun 2 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf}
 

would what your sugesting pick out em_data_rec_v (which is the name to which has the value of na)
or just 'Job_Picks' ?

if yes how would you look in to this?
{row|1,employer|new Employee,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Mon Jun 9 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Mon Jun 2 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf}

where it's   "Name"|"Value",    ?

your right it is to validate ... i should have put that up... thanks for the help here...


code \n
{em_data_rec_v:na},
{em_data_rec_d:na},
{em_data_rec_di:na},
{appstate_cb:pick},
{Job_Picks`0|Unit Secretary Medical Unit},
{Job_Picks`1|UNIT SECRETARY - SURGICAL UNIT},
{row|0,employer|asdf,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Thu Jun 5 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Fri Jun 13 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf},
{row|1,employer|new Employee,address|asdf,phone|asdf,supervisor|asdf,contact|false,wage|asdf,duties|asdf,from|Mon Jun 9 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,to|Mon Jun 2 00:00:00 GMT-0700 2008,reason|asdf}

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Steve Bink earned 500 total points
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Tricky.  The easiest way would be with the PCRE functions.  Take a look at them here:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.pcre.php

Specifically, take a look at preg_match_all().  Here's a possible untested example for you:
<?
$pattern='/\{([^}]+)\},?/';
$search=$the_data_you_posted_last
$matches=array();
 
$match=preg_match_all($pattern,$search,$matches);
// $matches[0][0] should be '{em_data_rec_v:na},'
// $matches[0][1] should be 'em_data_rec_v:na'
// $matches[1][0] should be '{em_data_rec_d:na},'
?>

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by:jeremyBass26
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Looks like a promising route... i'll get back on this... :)
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by:jeremyBass26
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I have been going rounds on this... and have got no ware fast lol... but
FYI... I will be out after 4pm PST and will be gone for my son's surgery for the next four days... so I will not be able to do much if any thing...
thanks again...
jeremyBass
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sorry for the delay... thanks for the help
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