How to create move next action in php forms

Posted on 2011-03-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am using the following php codes to pass data from a database to a html form. It works fine but I can't move through the records

The form code is
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">


include '../Script/singledataview.php';

echo '<form action="singledataview.php" >';
echo 'ID: <input type="text" value="' . $id . '"><br>';
echo 'Title: <input type="text" value="' . $title . '"><br>';
echo 'Body: <input type="text" value="' . $body . '"><br>';
echo '<INPUT TYPE="button" NAME="Next" VALUE="Next">';
echo '</form>';



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include '../Script/mysqlConnect.php';


include '../Script/tabledata.php';

$num= mysql_numrows($result);


echo 'charlie '. $i;
$id= mysql_result($result,$i,"id");

include '../Script/mysqlDisconnect.php';

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$sql = "select * from " . $TableName;
echo $sql;

$result = mysql_query($sql,$con)


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Question by:Sheils
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psimation earned 2000 total points
ID: 35045738
I'm not sure I can figure out what it is you are trying to do here?

Are you trying to populate a Form from data already in a mysql table?

To create loops, you have a couple of options:
1. while loops
2. for loops
3. foreach loops

You can look up examples of each on www.php.net 

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Author Comment

ID: 35047111

Yes I am trying to populate the form with data already in a mysql table. I know about the looping technics but I don't think it will work in this instance. My understanding it that looping dumps all the records from the table or query in a datasheet. I want to display one record at a time and use a next button to display the following record.

I have the trial record on http://www.wowislandcharter.com/DBScratch/managementstystem/forms/Page2.php.

I have used loop on the main page and that's fine. What I am after is a solution for Page2 where I want to move through the records one by one.

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