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How to display current selection in a select box

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I have the following php form which is linked to a mysql database

<?php

$sql="SELECT `fldTransactionId` , DATE_FORMAT( `fldDate` , '%d %b %Y' ) , `fldWithdrawingAccount` , `fldSalesPerson` ,`fldInvoice` , `fldAccount` FROM `tbTransactions` LEFT JOIN `tbAccounts` ON `fldAccountID` = `fldWithdrawingAccount` WHERE `tbTransactions`.`fldtype` =2";

 $j=$_GET['nextrow'];

switch ($_GET['recnav']){

  case "Prev":
      $j=$j-1;
      break;

 case "Next":

  $j=$j+1;
  break;

  case null:
   $j=$j+1;
   break;

  }
  $result=mysql_query($sql);

  switch($j){

      case 0:
      case 1:

            $msg= "This is the first record. You can't go back any further";
            $j=1;
            break;

      case mysql_num_rows($result):

            $msg= "This is the last record";
            break;

      case mysql_num_rows($result)+1:
            $j=mysql_num_rows($result);
            $msg= "This is the last record";
            break;

  //Main form starts here

  echo "<form class='mainform' method='GET' action='../pages/pgMain.php'>";

      echo "<input type='hidden' name='nextrow' value='".$j."'>".$msg."<br/>";
      echo "<input type='hidden' name='navbutton' value='Expenses'>";

      echo "<div>Date:</div><input value='".mysql_result($result, $j-1,1)."' ><br/>";
       echo "<div>Withdrawing Account:</div><input value='".mysql_result($result, $j-1,5)."' ><br/>";

      include "../queries/qryAccounts.php";

      $WithdrawingAccountssql="Select `tbTransactions`.`fldWithdrawingAccount`,`tbAccounts`.`fldAccount` From `tbAccounts` LEFT JOIN `tbTransactions`  ON `tbAccounts`.`fldAccountID`=`tbTransactions`.`fldWithdrawingAccount`";

      $Accounts=mysql_query($WithdrawingAccountssql);

      while ($AccountsRow = mysql_fetch_array($Accounts)){

      $AccountsOption=$AccountsOption."<option VALUE=".$AccountsRow[0].">". $AccountsRow[1]."</option>";

      }

      echo "<div>Withdrawing Account:</div><select>".$AccountsOption."</select><br/>";
      echo "<div>Sales Person:</div><input value='".mysql_result($result, $j-1,3)."' ><br/>";

      echo "<div class='navbuttons'>"
      echo "<input type='submit' name='recnav' value='Prev' />"

      echo "<input type='submit' name='recnav' value='Next' />"

</div>
  echo "</form>

?>

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I want the select box on line 66 to show the data in the table when they are available and allow me to edit that data. At present it only shows the first option and does not seem to be linked to the data.

So the question is how do I make the select box show the data for that record and allow me to update.

Thanks
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by:sivagnanam chandrakanth
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use selected attribute in option tag to get the default value selected by default

http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_option_selected.asp
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by:Sheils
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The form moves through a number of records. So the selected cannot be static. Are you suggesting that I use some more code to move the selected attribute to the relevant option each time I move to a new record?
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ID: 38750068
yes use a if condition within while loop to identify and add "selected"


 while ($AccountsRow = mysql_fetch_array($Accounts)){
if(somecondition==somevalue){
$selected='selected';
}
      $AccountsOption=$AccountsOption."<option ".$selected." VALUE=".$AccountsRow[0].">". $AccountsRow[1]."</option>";

      }
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by:Sheils
ID: 38750115
This code works when there is data in the field. But all the option disappears when there is no data in the field.

while ($AccountsRow = mysql_fetch_array($Accounts)){
      if($AccountsRow[1]=mysql_result($result, $j-1,5)){

      $selected=" selected ";

      }


      $AccountsOption=$AccountsOption."<option".$selected."VALUE=".$AccountsRow[0].">". $AccountsRow[1]."</option>";

      }

      echo "<div>Withdrawing Account:</div><select>".$AccountsOption."</select><br/>";

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I believe that it has to do with spacing but I just can't get it right.
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by:Sheils
ID: 38750120
I have tried the following if..else statement to no avail

if($AccountsRow[1]=mysql_result($result, $j-1,5)){

      $selected=" selected ";

      }

      else{
        $selected=" ";
      }
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by:sivagnanam chandrakanth
ID: 38750124
add  $selected=""; in else

while ($AccountsRow = mysql_fetch_array($Accounts)){
      if($AccountsRow[1]=mysql_result($result, $j-1,5)){

      $selected=" selected ";

      }else{
$selected="";
}
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by:sivagnanam chandrakanth
ID: 38750130
What do you mean by this //But all the option disappears when there is no data in the field.//

Can you explain more
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by:Sheils
ID: 38750155
Chaged as follows still no luck

while ($AccountsRow = mysql_fetch_array($Accounts)){
      $selected="";
      if($AccountsRow[1]=mysql_result($result, $j-1,5)){

      $selected=" selected ";

      }
      else{
        $selected="";
      }

      $AccountsOption=$AccountsOption."<option ".$selected." VALUE=".$AccountsRow[0].">". $AccountsRow[1]."</option>";

      }

see output on: http://www.wowislandcharter.com/wowaccounts/pages/pgMain.php?nextrow=4&navbutton=Expenses&recnav=Prev
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by:Sheils
ID: 38750166
It looks like the while loop is not running if the if statement is false. I also notice that when is does work the 4 options are the same.
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by:sivagnanam chandrakanth
sivagnanam chandrakanth earned 500 total points
ID: 38750167
your if condition has issue, use two equal to (==)

 if($AccountsRow[1]==mysql_result($result, $j-1,5)){

      $selected=" selected ";

      }
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by:sivagnanam chandrakanth
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Did you check if condition?
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by:Sheils
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ok that fixed it. Thanks a lot mate
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