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Posted on 2011-02-23
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How do I make the 'Refresh' function work and go to the desired URL after processing a form script.  Everything works on the script except for the refresh.  (This same script with refresh works just fine on another script)  

When I run the script, I get the following information in the returned data from my echo statements:
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02-23-2011
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This is the only thing not working on the page:
header("Refresh: 0;url=http://www.url.com/NewSite/seniorwatch_viewrecord.php?id='".$id."'");

Thanks for your help!
<?php
include("global.inc.php");
$errors=0;
$error="The following errors occured while processing your form input.<ul>";
pt_register('POST','Date');
pt_register('POST','id');
pt_register('POST','comment');
if($errors==1) echo $error;
else{
$where_form_is="http".($HTTP_SERVER_VARS["HTTPS"]=="on"?"s":"")."://".$SERVER_NAME.strrev(strstr(strrev($PHP_SELF),"/"));
$message="Date: ".$Date."
Date: ".$Date."
ID: ".$id."
Notes: ".$comment."
";
$message = stripslashes($message);
echo $id;
echo $Date;
echo $comment;
mail("my_email","Org",$message,"From: Me");
$link = mysql_connect("HOST","UN","PW");
mysql_select_db("DB",$link);
$query="INSERT into `comments` (id, comment, Date) values ('".$id."','".$comment."','".$Date."')";
mysql_query($query);
header("Refresh: 0;url=http://www.url.com/NewSite/seniorwatch_viewrecord.php?id='".$id."'");
echo $id;
}
?>

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Question by:rlb1
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by:racastillojr
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try puting this in the head tag:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.url.com/NewSite/seniorwatch_viewrecord.php?id='".$id."'">
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by:racastillojr
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the number in the content section is how many seconds before the page is refreshed
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by:Ovid Burke
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ID: 34966693
If you put it in the HEAD of your HTML, you will also need to establish some sort of condition with php so that is does not go before you submit the form. However if the idea is to go to a different page right after PHP successfully processes your form, you should use:

header("Location: http://www.url.com/NewSite/seniorwatch_viewrecord.php?id=$id");

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MatthewP earned 1200 total points
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Do you mean to have the single quotes round the id? You are trying to send it to http://www.url.com/NewSite/seniorwatch_viewrecord.php?id='your-id-here'

ie the single quotes are part of the url.

As you don't need to build up the string using double quotes you should find that this works fine:

header("Refresh: 0;url=http://www.url.com/NewSite/seniorwatch_viewrecord.php?id=$id");
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by:MatthewP
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The above will work with single quotes in the url too if they are required for some reason.

You will have problems sending headers if you break the string (ie where the " are) - you should always keep the whole header to one set of single quotes and drop any variables in inside them.

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by:rlb1
ID: 34966940
Thanks Matthew P!  It worked great!
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