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Edit row of MySQL database table using a PHP form

Posted on 2011-05-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm trying to populate a form with data from a MySQL database table using PHP. So then the user can edit the the row of data. I thought the code below would do the trick but data is not being displayed on the form. Attached I have the partial form to give you guys an idea of what I'm doing.

<input name="title" type="text" value="<?php echo $mysession['title']? id="title" size="70" maxlength="75"/>

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$id = $_GET['id'];

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<script src="SpryValidationTextField.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="SpryValidationTextField.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />


<p>BACK TO <a href="../../index.php">ACCOUNT PAGE</a>	</p>
<p><a href="../../logout.php">LOGOUT</a></p>
<form method="POST" action="modifyform.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="hidden" name="id" id="id" value="<?php echo $id; ?>" />
  <table width="729" border="0">
    <td width="111" height="68"><div align="right"><span style="color: #F00">*</span>Title</div></td>
    <td width="4"><div align="center">:</div></td>
    <td width="600"><label for="title"></label>
      <span id="sprytextfield4">
      <input name="title" type="text" value="<?php echo $mysession['title']? id="title" size="70" maxlength="75"/>

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Question by:genesisvh

Expert Comment

ID: 35710474
I dont see any SQL statements here

Expert Comment

ID: 35710554
In your example are you passing anything to the page like ?id=123
If not then id isn't being set so no data will show up in the form field.

Now I don't know if your just testing how to populate a form field but the previous posting is right. Where is your sql query?
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by:Jagadishwor Dulal
ID: 35710858
I hope you already have select query and fetched records and displaying in your form for edit.
If not then first create your select query and fetch records which will display data in your form field but here I have seen

<input name="title" type="text" value="<?php echo $mysession['title']? id="title" size="70" maxlength="75"/>

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You are fetching data from $mysession['title'] is that correct? if so than you should have sql statement before the above line like:

$query="SELECT title from yourtablename WHERE id=$id";
$mysession=mysql_fetch_row($query); //if this is correct than there should not be error

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Author Comment

ID: 35710895
Ok so I really screwed up and got all the fields to show the results except one. I'm having trouble showing the data from a text area. This is what I have, how can I fix it.
<td><label for="description"></label>
      <textarea name="description" cols="70" rows="25" value="<? echo $rows['description']; ?>" id="description"></textarea></td>

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Ali Kayahan earned 2000 total points
ID: 35711736
can you please try ;

<td><label for="description"></label>
      <textarea name="description" cols="70" rows="25" id="description"><? echo $rows['description']; ?></textarea></td>

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ID: 35712077

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