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php form with two buttons

Hi,

I am trying to make a form that has two submit buttons that will send the form input one of  two different location depending on which submit button the user hits. My code (that doesn't work) is below.


<?php
 
if (isset($_POST['submit']))
{   
   $submit_value="products2.php";
}
else if (isset($_POST['creditcard']))
{
   $submit_value="products2.php";
}
?> 
        
<form  action="<?php $submit_value ?>" method="post" class="smalltxt1">
              <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" />
              <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="2060293" />
              <table>
                <tr>
                  <td>
                    Gift Card Message:</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td><input type="text" name="on0" maxlength="200" value="" /></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>Quantity:&nbsp;
                      <input type="text" name="quantity" value="" size="3" /></td>
                </tr>
              </table>
              <input type="image" src="images/button1.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="" />
              <br />
              <input type="image" src="images/addtocart.gif" border="0" name="creditcard" alt="" />
            </form>

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gamebitsCommented:
What is not working? What I usually do is I set my form action to one page and do the split (one script or another) on that page.
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gamebitsCommented:
I think there is a flaw in your logic (code logic)

1- the first time you open the page there is nothing in the form action, so the page will submit to herself.

2- when you click on one of the buttons to submit the form your code check which one has been clicked and set the form action appropriately but at this point it is to late the form has already been submited.
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toodfaCommented:
Aslo, there is one litle mistake in that code.
You actually dont print $submit_value variable, and because of that the action parameter is always empty.

Use something like this and try to initialize varaibles before using/printing.

<form  action="<?php echo $submit_value; ?>" method="post" class="smalltxt1">

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jackie777Author Commented:
Thanks gamebits.

Could you please show me an example of the code you are talking about.
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gamebitsCommented:
Roughly it look like this

<form action="process.php" method="POST">
   Your form input fields here as usual
  <input type="image" src="images/button1.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="" />
              <br />
              <input type="image" src="images/addtocart.gif" border="0" name="creditcard" alt="" />
            </form>

your process.php page will look like this

<?php

   if(isset($_POST['submit'])){

                           here you put your code to handle the form when the button submit has been clicked

                                            }else{

                           here you put your code to handle the form when the button creditcard has been clicked

                                                     }
?>

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jackie777Author Commented:
thanks again gamebits
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