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<html>
<body>
<table>

<form name="registration" method="post" action="registration.php5">  
      <table align="center" class="style1">
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  Email</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  :</td>
              <td>
                  <input id="Text1" type="text" name="email" /></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  Name</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  :</td>
              <td>
                  <input id="Text2" type="text" name="name" /></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  Department</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  :</td>
              <td>
                  <input id="Text3" type="text" name="department" /></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  Office Phone</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  :</td>
              <td>
                  <input id="Text4" type="text" name="phone"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  Alternate Phone</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  :</td>
              <td>
                  <input id="Text5" type="text" name="altphone"/></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  &nbsp;</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  &nbsp;</td>
              <td>
                  &nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style2">
                  &nbsp;</td>
              <td class="style2">
                  &nbsp;</td>
              <td>
                  <input id="submit" type="submit" value="Submit" /></td>
          </tr>
         
      </table>

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
      <br />
      <table align="center" class="style3">
          <tr>
              <td class="style4">
                  May 12th 11:30am</td>
              <td class="style5">
                 
                  <input  type="checkbox" name="media[]" value="winba" /></td>
              <td class="style6"><a href="http://www.spsu.edu/asc/knowledgebase/workshops/index.html#8">Advanced Digital Campus Leadership Institute </a></td>
                 
              <td>
                  H-312</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
              <td class="style4">
                  June 12th 10:30am</td>
                        <td class="style5">
                            <input  type="checkbox" name="media[]" value="vista8" /></td>
                        <td class="style6">
                            <a href="http://www.spsu.edu/asc/knowledgebase/workshops/index.html#8">Orientation to GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8 </a></td>
                        <td>
                            H-321</td>
                    </tr>
                </table>
                         </form>
    </td>
  <td rowspan="5">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>


<tr>
  <td bgcolor="#000000" class="subnav">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
<tr>
  <td bgcolor="#000000" class="subnav">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
 
 
 
 
<!-- Start footer -->
</table>
</body>
</html>
<?PHP
 
//Database Information
 
$dbhost = "localhost";
$dbname = "spsu";
$dbuser = "root";
$dbpass = "";
 
//Connect to database
 
mysql_connect ( $dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass)or die("Could not connect: ".mysql_error());
mysql_select_db($dbname) or die(mysql_error());
           $result = mysql_query($query);          
    
$email = $_POST['email'];
$name = $_POST['name'];    
$department = $_POST['department'];
$phone = $_POST['phone'];
$altphone = $_POST['altphone'];
$workshop= $_POST['workshop'] ;
 
                      
 
 
          $media_array = $_POST['media'];
 
 
            mysql_select_db("registration");
             
              
 
foreach ($media_array as $one_media) 
$source .= $one_media.", ";
 
 $media = substr($source, 0, -2);
 
 
$query = "INSERT INTO registration (email,name,department,phone,altphone,media)
VALUES('$email','$name','$department','$phone','$altphone','$media')";
 
                        $result = mysql_query($query);       
 
 
mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
mysql_close();
 
echo "You have successfully Registered";
?>

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webwyzsystems earned 500 total points
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Try writing out the contents of $source in your query, rather than the variable $media.
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thanks it worked...
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