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How do I create an Array from  a form post and do a for each on the array?


Here is my form and my if isset statement not really sure where to go from there.





Thanks
<?PHP  
if(isset($feed)){
 
 
// Wanting to create an array of the posted data from the form.
 
 
// Then take each value from the array and do a query for each value.
 
foreach($formarray as formexecute){
 
 
}
 
	
}
 
 
   
 echo(" <br><br>    
  <form name=\"form1\" enctype=\"multipart/form-data\" method=\"post\" action=\"index.php\">
  <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricerunner>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=nextag>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricerunner>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=shopzilla>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricegrabber>
    
 
  
  
<input type=\"submit\" value=\"Upload Product Feeds\" class=\"btn\"
   onmouseover=\"this.className='btn btnhov'\" onmouseout=\"this.className='btn'\">
  </p>
</form>");
 
 
 
?>

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Question by:Devain
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hielo earned 1100 total points
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$_POST is an array, so you just need to iterate over the items:


 
foreach($_POST as $k => $v){
 
  echo $k . " = " . $v;
}

If you are doing a "get" request then use:
foreach($_GET as $k => $v){
 
  echo $k . " = " . $v;
}
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by:Devain
ID: 21871672
ok I guess I dont understand as you look at my form they are all the same. I want to create an array of the posted values then to if statements per each array value and execute different code.  When you click on the form it only displays the last value in the form.


The GET does nothing since I am not using get in my form I am using post but the post uses shows the values when you click on the button.  Here is the code.

   <input type=hidden name=feed value=nextag>
   <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricerunner>
   <input type=hidden name=feed value=shopzilla>
   <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricegrabber>
   
there is not array it only pulls the last value pricegrabber??

sample page    http://servermanagerinc.com/test/working.php

<?PHP  
if(isset($feed)){
 
 
// Wanting to create an array of the posted data from the form.
 
 
// Then take each value from the array and do a query for each value.
 
foreach($_POST as $k => $v){
 
  echo $k . " = " . $v;
}
 
foreach($_GET as $k => $v){
 
  echo $k . " = " . $v;
}
	
}
 
  echo("<style>
 input.btn{
   color:#050;
   font-family:'trebuchet ms',helvetica,sans-serif;
   font-size:100%;
   font-weight:bold;
   background-color:#fed;
   border:1px solid;
   border-top-color:#696;
   border-left-color:#696;
   border-right-color:#363;
   border-bottom-color:#363;
   filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient
      (GradientType=0,StartColorStr='#ffffffff',EndColorStr='#ffeeddaa');}
input.btnhov{
   border-top-color:#c63;
   border-left-color:#c63;
   border-right-color:#930;
   border-bottom-color:#930;}
 
 
</style>   ");  
   
 echo(" <br><br>    
  <form name=\"form1\" enctype=\"multipart/form-data\" method=\"post\" action=\"working.php\">
  <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricerunner>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=nextag>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricerunner>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=shopzilla>
    <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricegrabber>
    
 
  
  
<input type=\"submit\" value=\"Upload Product Feeds\" class=\"btn\"
   onmouseover=\"this.className='btn btnhov'\" onmouseout=\"this.className='btn'\">
  </p>
</form>");
 
 
 
?>

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by:Devain
ID: 21871718
The last post may not be understood I hope this one is better.

I guess I don't understand as you look at my form input values  they are all the same. I want to create an array of the posted values then create a if statements per each item in the array and execute different code.  When you click on the form it only displays the last value in the posted form using the above foreach statement.


The GET foreach statement does nothing since I am not using get in my form.


   <input type=hidden name=feed value=nextag>
   <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricerunner>
   <input type=hidden name=feed value=shopzilla>
   <input type=hidden name=feed value=pricegrabber>
   
There is no array it only pulls the last value of the input pricegrabber the others are not displayed or iterated through.

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by:tkalchev
tkalchev earned 900 total points
ID: 21873234
  <input type=hidden name=feed[] value=nextag>
   <input type=hidden name=feed[] value=pricerunner>
   <input type=hidden name=feed[] value=shopzilla>
   <input type=hidden name=feed[] value=pricegrabber>


in this case you have an array $_POST["feed"] . You can get the values this way :

foreach ( $_POST["feed"] as $v ) {

...

}
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by:hielo
hielo earned 1100 total points
ID: 21874686
>>...There is no array it only pulls the last value of the input pricegrabber the others are not displayed or iterated through.
Ok, to get a feed array, you basically you need to treat the hidden fields as if they were checkboxes. You need to append [] at the end of the name, exactly like tkalchev showed you, and then the foreach will work correctly.
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