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get listbox selected value from array

newbe101 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I am trying to get the selected value from a mysql php dynamic array.  I have gotten the array dumped as a select box, but my foreach $selected part isn't working.
here's what I have so far:
while ($row=mysql_fetch_array($result)) {

foreach ($sort_id as $value)
if ($value == $sort_id)
{$selected = " selected";}
{$selected = "";}
$options.="<option value=\"$sort_id\"$selected>".$sort_id."</option>";

what am I doing wrong?
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