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passing javascript variable from form to php/mySQL database

amchugh89 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
i am totally banging my head against the wall on this one.

everything works except it doesnt pass the date from javascript to php (or at least to mySQL).
 the mySQL game_date just says '0000-00-00, 1969-12-31 or 2069-12-31'   even though js the calendar shows the correct date on the screen.

 <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="jsDatePick_ltr.min.css" />

	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="jsDatePick_ltr.css" />

<script type="text/javascript" src="jsDatePick.min.1.3.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
	window.onload = function(){
		g_globalObject = new JsDatePick({


			var obj = g_globalObject.getSelectedDay();
			document.getElementById("div3_example_result").innerHTML = obj.month + "/" + obj.day + "/" + obj.year;


<style type="text/css" media="all">
	background: #D96F2D;
	height: 100%;
	font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 12px;
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']?>" method="post">

Game Name: <br> <br>   <input type="text" name="Game_Name" size="25">  <br> <br>
Location: <br>  <br> <input type="text" name="Game_Location" size="35">
Details:<BR> <br>
<TEXTAREA NAME="game_description" COLS=40 ROWS=6></TEXTAREA>


       Time:  <br>   <br>  <input type="varchar" name="game_time" size="8">  <BR>  <br>
                 [b] <div id="div3_example"  style="margin:10px 0 0px 0; border:dashed 1px black; width:205px; height:205px;">
    <div id="div3_example_result" name ="div3_example_result" style="height:20px; line-height:20px; width:80px; margin:10px 0 20px 0; border:dashed 1px black;"></div>[/b]

 Category: <br>    <br>
<select name="cats">
       <option value="1">football</option>
       <option value="2">basketball</option>
<option value="3">soccer</option>
       <option value="4">baseball</option>
       <option value="5">hockey</option>
</select>  <br><br>


$con = mysql_connect("localhost","amchugh89","keikolucky1");
if (!$con)
  die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("gamesDC", $con);

         $cats = isset($_POST['cats']) ? $_POST['cats'] : 'football';

//here i am trying to convert the js variable to a php one - the reason for the whole $newer_ $older_date thing is because i have to reformat the js date from m-d-y to the mySQL standard of y-m-d 

 [b] $older_date = $_POST['div3_example_result'];

                      $newer_date = date('y/m/d',  $older_date);
    echo  "$newer_Date";[/b]

  mysql_query("INSERT INTO `gamesdc`.`games` (game_name ,
game_description ,
VALUES ('$_POST[game_Name]','$_POST[game_description]','$_POST[game_Location]','$_POST[game_time]',[b]'$newer_date',[/b]'".$cats."')");


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All the bold stuff is what i am assuming doesnt work (it is the code related to what is f***ed  up
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