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I am attempting to port an established web site with mysql backend to an intranet site.  To date I have established the database and web site, with tables and data, on a stand-alone Windows 7/Wamp setup.

The intranet web site functions correctly.  I can access the database from phpmyadmin however, when I attempt to use the intranet form (php/html) to access the database I am getting a “Use of undefined constant ID - assumed ‘ID’” error, and the resulting garbage in the form.

This appears to be only on the call from the table to fill the form, not when data is sent to the table.

Specifics:

      Internet:      MySQL 5.0, PHP 5, Apache on Linux Server

      Intranet:      MySQL 5.0.7, PHP 5.3.5, Apache 2.2.17, on Windows 7

I have reviewed the php constant reference and I am at a loss to understand why the error is occurring.  Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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PHP 5.3 is much pickier about errors.  You may have an unquoted variable key like $row[ID] when it should be $row['ID'].
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by:Steve Bink
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Can you post the code causing the error?
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by:dibrandt
ID: 36550574
DaveBaldwin,

You may have identifed the problem.

routinet,

One page of the offending code is below:

<?php

include("eTicketVars.inc");

$con = mysql_connect($host, $user,$passwd);
mysql_select_db($database, $con)or die ("Couldn't select database.");


$search=$_POST['search'];

$data = 'SELECT * FROM `Ticket` WHERE `ID` = "'.$search.'"';
  $query = mysql_query($data) or die("Couldn't execute query. ". mysql_error());
  $data2 = mysql_fetch_array($query);

$act = "edit_eTicket2-1.php";

$App_date = $data2['Approv_date'];
$todays_date = date("Y-m-d");

$today = strtotime($todays_date);
$Approval = strtotime($App_date);

if ($Approval <= $today)
     $act = "eTick_approved.php";

   
?>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"><meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<TITLE>Beaver eTicket Worksheet</TITLE>
<BASE target="main">
<script type="text/javascript" src="/_js/main_tw.js"></script>
</head>
<body onload="init()">
<script type="text/javascript" src="/_js/menu_tw-s.js"></script>
<blockquote>
      <form name="edit_eTicket1-1" method="POST" action="<?php echo $act;?>">
      
<p align="center">    <font face="Arial" size="1">W&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    O&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    D&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; B&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    D&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    G&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; E&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; F&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; R&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; T&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; E&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2&nbsp; 1&nbsp;&nbsp; st&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; C&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; E&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; N&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; T&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; U&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;     R&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Y</font></p>
<HR>

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="90%" height="20">
      <tr>
            <td><b><font size="6">Wood Badge Ticket Work Sheet</font></b><br>
            <font size="4">A Personal Statement of Vision and Mission</font></td>
            <td width="158">
            <IMG width="150" height="121" src="/images/WB-LOG.gif" alt=Log align="right" ></td>
      </tr>
</table>
<p></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial">ID Number: <input type="text" name="ID" value="<?php echo $data2[ID]?>" size="4" tabindex="1" readonly="true">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Date:(mm/dd/yyyy) <input type="text" name="Date" value="<?php echo $data2[Date]?>" size="11" tabindex="2">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Date Stamp:
<input type="text" name="Time" value="<?php echo $data2[Time]?>" size="16" tabindex="3"></font><font size="2" face="Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</font>


<p><font face="Arial"><font size="2">Name: <input type="text" name="Name" value="<?php echo $data2[Name]?>" size="35" tabindex="3">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Wood Badge Course No.: C7-129-11-01</font></font></P>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial">My Scouting Position:
<input type="text" name="ScoutingPosition" value="<?php echo $data2[ScoutingPosition]?>" size="37" tabindex="4"></font></P>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial">The Team That Will Benefit From My Leadership:
<input type="text" name="Team" value="<?php echo $data2[Team]?>" size="82" tabindex="5"></font></P>
<p><font face="Arial"><B>Scouting's Value</B></font></p>
<blockquote>
      <blockquote>
            <font face="Arial"><b><font size="2">Scout Oath<br></font></b>
            <font size="2">On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.</font><br><br>

            <font face="Arial"><b><font size="2">Scout Law</font></b><br>
            <font size="2">A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.</font></font></font></blockquote>
</blockquote>
<p><font face="Arial"><B>Scouting's Mission Statement </B></font>&nbsp;</p>
<blockquote>
      <blockquote>
            <p><font face="Arial" size="2">The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.</font></P>
      </blockquote>
</blockquote>

<P><font face="Arial"><B>My vision of success and the related plan of action</B><br>

<textarea rows= 9 name="MyVision" size="100" tabindex="6" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[MyVision]?></textarea>
</font></P>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>SMART Goal </b>(Specific, Measurable, Attainable,
Relevant, and Timely)</font><br>
<textarea rows=8 name="Smart"  size="96" tabindex="7" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[Smart]?></textarea></font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>Who:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="Who" size="96" tabindex="8" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[Who]?></textarea></font></p>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>What:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="What" size="96" tabindex="9" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[What]?></textarea></font></p>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>When:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="WhenD" size="96" tabindex="10" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[WhenD]?></textarea></font></p>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>Where:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="WhereD" size="96" tabindex="11" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[WhereD]?></textarea></font></p>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>Why:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="Why" size="96" tabindex="12" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[Why]?></textarea></font></p>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>How:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="How" size="96" tabindex="13" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[How]?></textarea></font></p>

<p><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>How Verified:</b><br><textarea rows=4 name="HowVerified" size="96" tabindex="14" style="text-align: left" cols="89"><?php echo $data2[HowVerified]?></textarea></font></p>




            <p></P>
            <p><input type="submit" value="Submit" name="B1"></p>      
            </form><HR>
      <H5>Wood Badge eTicket Worksheet.<br>Copyright © 2009
NEIC Wood Badge. All rights reserved. <BR>Revised:
      <!--WEBBOT BOT=TimeStamp
    S-Type="EDITED"
    S-Format="%m/%d/%y"
--></H5>
</blockquote>
</BODY>
</HTML>

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by:dibrandt
ID: 36550597
DaveBaldwin,

If I change the code to work with PHP 5.3, will it still work with PHP 5?

Is it backward compatible? Or will I need to generate two sets of code?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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If you change <?php echo $data2[ID]?> to <?php echo $data2["ID"]?> , that is what has always been recommended in PHP so it will work fine with previous versions.  The thing that changed in PHP 5.3 is that it insists on telling you that it's an error (which it always was).  Look for "Array do's and don'ts" on http://us3.php.net/manual/en/language.types.array.php .
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by:dibrandt
ID: 36551240
Thanks!  Some times it takes another set of eyes.
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by:Steve Bink
ID: 36551277
DaveBaldwin's point is definitely the source of your issue.  I can see several locations in that code with the same semantics.  

One other suggestion: make sure you clean your input.  Right now, your application is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.  This is likely to be an application-wide issue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL_injection
http://us3.php.net/mysql-real-escape-string

<?php

include("eTicketVars.inc");

$con = mysql_connect($host, $user,$passwd);
mysql_select_db($database, $con)or die ("Couldn't select database.");

$search=$_POST['search'];

// This line will save a lot of your hair
$search=mysql_real_escape_string($_POST['search']);

$data = 'SELECT * FROM `Ticket` WHERE `ID` = "'.$search.'"';
  $query = mysql_query($data) or die("Couldn't execute query. ". mysql_error()); 

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