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Hi,

I have a querie that you can update after putting the date in the input box. Is there a way to put today's date by default in this box, but be able to change the date to a different date to override todays date?

Cheers
<form action="<?php echo $SCRIPT_NAME ?>" method="get">
Date:
<input size="10" type="text" name="today" value=<?PHP echo $today;?>>&nbsp;</input>


<A HREF="#" onClick="cal1x.select(document.forms[0].today,'anchor1x','dd-NNN-yyyy'); return false;" TITLE="Today" NAME="today" ID="anchor1x">
<IMG SRC="images/cal.JPG"></A>

<button value="Update" type="submit">Update</button>
</form>

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by:Ray Paseur
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Try something like this:

<input size="10" type="text" name="today" value="<?php echo date('r'); ?>" />
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by:Ray Paseur
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The ways of handling date and time strings are described in this article.  You may find it helpful.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_201-Handling-date-and-time-in-PHP-and-MySQL.html

Best regards, ~Ray
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by:Henk_du_Toit
ID: 34105978
Hi Ray,

Thanks for your post. I know how to put today's date in by default. The only thing I am having trouble with is overriding when you change it on the web page.

<input size="10" type="text" name="today" value="<?php echo date('d-M-Y'); ?>" />

Doing this brings the default date like I want, but when I change the date to say last week on the web page, the value displayed stays as todays date.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Can you please post a more complete example of your code?  I think I can show you how to use a PHP variable to carry this information to the right places.
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by:Henk_du_Toit
ID: 34106075
Attached is the code for the date and the query that uses the date.

Is this more or less what you wanted?
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" ID="jscal1x">
     var cal1x = new CalendarPopup("testdiv1");
     cal1x.setCssPrefix("TEST");
     cal1x.showNavigationDropdowns();
     </SCRIPT>
<form action="<?php echo $SCRIPT_NAME ?>" method="get">
Date:
<input size="10" type="text" name="today" value=<?PHP echo $datum;?>>&nbsp;</input>


<A HREF="#" onClick="cal1x.select(document.forms[0].today,'anchor1x','dd-NNN-yyyy'); return false;" TITLE="Today" NAME="today" ID="anchor1x">
<IMG SRC="images/cal.JPG"></A>

<button value="Update" type="submit">Update</button>
</form>

<?php

	$cmdstrnw="select crep,brand,sum(gsales),sum(disc),sum(invsales),sum(pof),subtotalgsales,subtotaldisc,subtotalinvsales,subtotalpof,budget,subtotalbudget,crep1 from
(select a.crep as crep,a.brand as brand,
nvl(e.gsales,0) + nvl(b.gsales,0) + nvl(c.sale,0) as gsales,
nvl(e.disc,0) + nvl(b.disc,0) as disc,
nvl(e.invsales,0) + nvl(b.invsales,0) + nvl(c.sale,0) as invsales,
nvl(e.invsales,0) + nvl(b.invsales,0) + nvl(c.sale,0) - nvl(e.disc,0) - nvl(b.disc,0) - nvl(e.cogs,0) - nvl(b.cogs,0) as pof,
sum(nvl(e.gsales,0) + nvl(b.gsales,0) + nvl(c.sale,0)) over(partition by a.crep) as subtotalgsales,
sum(nvl(e.disc,0) + nvl(b.disc,0)) over(partition by a.crep) as subtotaldisc,
sum(nvl(e.invsales,0) + nvl(b.invsales,0) + nvl(c.sale,0)) over(partition by a.crep) as subtotalinvsales,
sum(nvl(e.invsales,0) + nvl(b.invsales,0) + nvl(c.sale,0) - nvl(e.disc,0) - nvl(b.disc,0) - nvl(e.cogs,0) - nvl(b.cogs,0)) over(partition by a.crep) as subtotalpof,
nvl(d.budget,0) as budget,
sum(nvl(d.budget,0)) over(partition by a.crep) as subtotalbudget,
a.crep1
from
(select a.nama as crep,a.brand as brand1,a.dsca as brand,a.crep as crep1
from brandl a) a
left join
(select crep,brand,sum(gsales) as gsales,sum(disc) as disc,sum(invsales) as invsales,sum(cogs) as cogs from(
    select e.t\$nama as crep,
    case when d.t\$cbrn = 'RETAIL' then d.t\$cbrn else brand.brand end as brand,
    sum(b.t\$damt/b.t\$rats$1) + sum(b.t\$amld/b.t\$rats$1) as gsales,
    sum(b.t\$amld/b.t\$rats$1) as disc,
    sum(b.t\$damt/b.t\$rats$1) as invsales,
    sum(b.t\$copr$1/b.t\$rats$1) as cogs
    from twhinh200099 a, ttdsls401099 b, twhinh220099 c, ttccom110099 d, ttccom001099 e, brand, ttcibd001099 f
    where a.t\$orno = b.t\$orno
    and a.t\$orno = c.t\$orno
    and d.t\$ofbp = a.t\$stco
    and e.t\$emno = d.t\$crep
    and b.t\$pono = c.t\$pono
    and a.t\$oset = c.t\$oset
    and f.t\$item = b.t\$item
    and f.t\$cpcl = brand.cpcl
    and b.t\$dltp <> '1'
    and b.t\$clyn <> '1'
    and d.t\$crep in ('NO','SO','CE','60','CON')
    and to_date(c.t\$addt + 0.54167) between to_date('$startw 00:00:00') and to_date('$today 23:59:59')
   group by e.t\$nama,d.t\$cbrn,brand.brand)
   group by crep,brand) e
on a.crep = e.crep
and a.brand1 = e.brand
left join
    (select crep,brand,sum(gsales) as gsales,sum(disc) as disc,sum(invsales) as invsales,sum(cogs) as cogs from(
    select e.t\$nama as crep,
    case when d.t\$cbrn = 'RETAIL' then d.t\$cbrn else brand.brand end as brand,
    sum(a.t\$damt/a.t\$rats$1) + sum(a.t\$amld/a.t\$rats$1) as gsales,
    sum(a.t\$amld/a.t\$rats$1) as disc,
    sum(a.t\$damt/a.t\$rats$1) as invsales,
    sum(a.t\$copr$1/a.t\$rats$1) as cogs
    from ttdsls401099 a, twhinh210099 b,twhinh200099 c,ttccom110099 d, ttccom001099 e,brand, ttcibd001099 f
    where a.t\$orno = b.t\$orno
    and a.t\$orno = c.t\$orno
    and d.t\$ofbp = c.t\$sfco
    and e.t\$emno = d.t\$crep
    and b.t\$pono = a.t\$pono
    and b.t\$oset = c.t\$oset
    and f.t\$item = a.t\$item
    and f.t\$cpcl = brand.cpcl
    and a.t\$dltp <> '1'
    and a.t\$clyn <> '1'
    and d.t\$crep in ('NO','SO','CE','60','CON')
    and to_date(b.t\$prdt + 0.54167) between to_date('$startw 00:00:00') and to_date('$today 23:59:59')
    group by e.t\$nama,d.t\$cbrn,brand.brand) 
    group by crep, brand) b
on a.crep = b.crep
and a.brand1 = b.brand
left join
  (select crep,brand,sum(sale) as sale from(
  select
	  ttccom001099.t\$nama as crep,
	  case when ttccom110099.t\$cbrn = 'RETAIL' then ttccom110099.t\$cbrn else brand.brand end as brand,
	  sum(tcisli225099.t\$amth$1/tcisli225099.t\$rate$1) as sale
	  from tcisli225099, tcisli220099,ttcibd001099,ttccom100099, ttccom110099, brand, ttccom001099
	  where tcisli225099.t\$item not like '%REBATE%'
	  and tcisli225099.t\$item not like '%PROMO%'
	  and tcisli225099.t\$item not like '%ZZ-1%'
	  and tcisli225099.t\$item not like '%ZZ-5%'
	  and tcisli225099.t\$item not like '%ZZ-6%'
	  and tcisli225099.t\$sfcp = tcisli220099.t\$sfcp
	  and tcisli225099.t\$msid = tcisli220099.t\$msid
	  and tcisli225099.t\$item = ttcibd001099.t\$item
	  and tcisli220099.t\$itbp = ttccom100099.t\$bpid
	  and tcisli220099.t\$ofbp = ttccom110099.t\$ofbp
	  and ttccom001099.t\$emno = ttccom110099.t\$crep
	  and ttcibd001099.t\$cpcl = brand.cpcl
	  and ttccom100099.t\$bpid = ttccom110099.t\$ofbp
	  and ttccom110099.t\$crep in ('NO','SO','CE','60','CON')
    and to_date(tcisli220099.t\$date + 0.54167) between to_date('$startw 00:00:00') and to_date('$today 23:59:59')
	  group by brand.brand,ttccom110099.t\$cbrn,ttccom001099.t\$nama)
    group by crep,brand)c
on c.crep = a.crep
and c.brand = a.brand1
left join
	(select crep,brand,sum(budget) as budget from (
  select b.t\$nama as crep,
    case when a.cata = 'C' then 'Branded' else 'Unbranded' end as brand,
    sum(a.budget) as budget
    from budgets a, ttccom001099 b
    where year = (SELECT CASE
                  WHEN TO_DATE('$startw 23:59:59') BETWEEN TO_DATE('$starty 00:00:00') AND add_months(TO_DATE('$endy 23:59:59'),-3)
                  THEN TO_NUMBER(TO_CHAR(TO_DATE('$startw 23:59:59'),'YYYY'))+ 1
                  ELSE TO_NUMBER(TO_CHAR(TO_DATE('$startw 23:59:59'),'YYYY')) END AS jaar FROM DUAL)
    and a.rep in ('NO','SO','CE','60','CON')
    and a.monnum = (SELECT CASE
                  WHEN TO_DATE('$startw 23:59:59') BETWEEN TO_DATE('$starty 00:00:00') AND add_months(TO_DATE('$endy 23:59:59'),-3)
                  THEN TO_NUMBER(TO_CHAR(TO_DATE('$startw 23:59:59'),'MM'))-3
                  ELSE TO_NUMBER(TO_CHAR(TO_DATE('$startw 23:59:59'),'MM'))+9 END AS jaar FROM DUAL) 
    and a.rep = b.t\$emno
    group by b.t\$nama, a.cata)
    group by crep,brand) d
on d.crep = a.crep
and d.brand = a.brand)
where (gsales <> 0
or budget <> 0)
group by crep,crep1,brand,subtotalgsales,subtotaldisc,subtotalinvsales,subtotalpof,subtotalbudget,budget
order by crep,brand
	";
$parsednw=ociparse($db_conn, $cmdstrnw);
ociexecute ($parsednw);
$nrowsnw=ocifetchstatement($parsednw, $resultsnw);
?>

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by:Ray Paseur
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I'm not following this.  In the code you posted, $datum is an undefined variable.  You will get a Notice or a NULL value in the <input> control named "today".

You might also want to put quotes around the string in the value= attribute of the input tag.
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by:Henk_du_Toit
ID: 34106202
Sorry I was playing around with it... $datum should be $today. It works perfectly, the only thing I want to achieve is to bring today's date up by default and be able to change it to any other date with that date being the new value of the input box..
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Henk_du_Toit earned 0 total points
ID: 34106442
I have fixed it. Thanks for your help anyway..

Attached is what I did to fix it
global $today;

if (isSet($_GET['today'])) {

$today	= $_GET['today'];
} else {
$today	= date('d-M-Y');
}

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by:Henk_du_Toit
ID: 34134703
I have found a solution myself.
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