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MySQL Query on multi-checkboxes

Posted on 2013-02-05
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I am trying to do a search based on multiple check boxes.  At this point I am not getting any results.  I have this on the form.

<td><strong>
            <input name="criteria[Buffet]" type="checkbox" id="Buffet" value="1"/>
            <label for="Buffet">Buffet</label>
            </strong></td>
          <td><strong>
            <input name="criteria[Breakfast]" type="checkbox" id="Breakfast" value="1"/>
            <label for="Breakfast">Breakfast</label>
            </strong></td> etc...........

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and this on the results page.....
<?php
			require "congig.php";
			if(isset($_POST['criteria']) && !empty($_POST['criteria'])){ 
    			foreach($_POST['criteria'] as $key=>$value){ 
        		if($value==1) $criteria[] = "'DetailName'='".mysql_escape_string($key)."'";
     			} 
    			$criteria = implode(' OR ', $criteria); 
				} 
				$query = "SELECT tblLocations.CityID, tblRestaurants.RestName, tblLocations.Street, 			
				tblLocations.Phone, tblLocations.Price, tblLocations.Rating, tblDetails.DetailName
				FROM (tblRestaurants INNER JOIN tblLocations ON tblRestaurants.RestID = tblLocations.RestID) 			
				INNER JOIN (tblLocDet INNER JOIN tblDetails ON tblLocDet.DetailID = tblDetails.DetailID)
				ON tblLocations.LocationID = tblLocDet.LocID
				WHERE tblLocations.CityID='16'
				AND $criteria"; 

echo "<table id=\"myTable\" table width=\"710\" class=\"beautifuldata\" align=\"Left\" cellspacing=\"0\">\n";
	echo "<thead>\n<tr>";
	echo "<th>PLACE</th>";
	echo "<th>ADDRESS</th>";
	echo "<th>PHONE</th>";
	echo "<th>PRICE</th>";
	echo "<th>RATING</th>";
	echo "</tr>\n</thead>\n";
	while($row = mysql_fetch_array($rs)) {
	echo"<tr>
	<td><strong><a href='$row[RestPage]'>$row[RestName]</a></strong></td>
	<td>$row[Address]</td>
	<td>$row[Phone]</td>
	<td>$row[Price]</td>
	<td>$row[Rating]</td>
	</tr>\n";
	}
	echo "</table><br />\n";
	?>

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Any help is appreciated.  Thank you.
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Question by:DS928
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arnold earned 500 total points
ID: 38856606
Without knowing your data set,
Check what the value of criteria is
One thing is to make sure $critera is surrounded by () to avoid the first entry in criteria being ANDed while the rest OR
Output the string.
I do not beleive your notation is correct I.e. you criteria[ref] is incorrect it might have to be $criteria['breakfast']

As a means of debug output the sql string as a comment in the response.  This way you see what the query is and then work to solve it.
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by:DS928
ID: 38857221
Thank you.  I am trying your suggestions. The thing is, the result page opens but it never populates or gives a message.  It just hangs.  I did these changes.

<?php
	require "congig.php";
	if(isset($_POST['criteria']) && !empty($_POST['criteria'])){ 
    	foreach($_POST['criteria'] as $key=>$value){ 
       		if($value==1) $criteria[] = "'DetailName'='".mysql_escape_string($key)."'";
    		} 
    		$criteria = implode(' OR ', $criteria); 
			} 
			if(!$rs=mysql_query("SELECT tblLocations.CityID, tblRestaurants.RestName, tblLocations.Street, 			
			tblLocations.Phone, tblLocations.Price, tblLocations.Rating, tblDetails.DetailName
			FROM (tblRestaurants INNER JOIN tblLocations ON tblRestaurants.RestID = tblLocations.RestID) 			
			INNER JOIN (tblLocDet INNER JOIN tblDetails ON tblLocDet.DetailID = tblDetails.DetailID)
			ON tblLocations.LocationID = tblLocDet.LocID
			WHERE tblLocations.CityID='16'
			AND $criteria
			ORDER BY tblRestaurants.RestName ASC"))
			{
	echo "Cannot parse query";
	}
	elseif(mysql_num_rows($rs) == 0) {
	echo "No records found";
	}
	else {
	echo "<table id=\"myTable\" table width=\"710\" class=\"beautifuldata\" align=\"Left\" cellspacing=\"0\">\n";
	echo "<thead>\n<tr>";
	echo "<th>PLACE</th>";
	echo "<th>ADDRESS</th>";
	echo "<th>PHONE</th>";
	echo "<th>PRICE</th>";
	echo "<th>RATING</th>";
	echo "</tr>\n</thead>\n";
	while($row = mysql_fetch_array($rs)) {
	echo"<tr>
	<td><strong><a href='$row[RestPage]'>$row[RestName]</a></strong></td>
	<td>$row[Address]</td>
	<td>$row[Phone]</td>
	<td>$row[Price]</td>
	<td>$row[Rating]</td>
	</tr>\n";
	}
	echo "</table><br />\n";
	}
	?>

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by:arnold
ID: 38857472
Try skipping the execution and simply output the sql query as the response.
See whether the where clause you have matches the checkboxes and what you expect.

The main part I see deals with the criteria whether the database.table .
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by:DS928
ID: 38857661
Solved.  I did this on the search page for the checkboxes.

<input name="criteria[]" type="checkbox" id="Buffet" value="Buffet" />

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And this on the results page.

<?php
	include "config.php";
	if(isset($_POST['criteria']) && !empty($_POST['criteria'])){ 
    foreach($_POST['criteria'] as $key=>$value){ 
      	// Runs mysql_real_escape_string() on every value encountered.
        $clean_criteria = array_map('mysql_real_escape_string', $_REQUEST['criteria']);
        // Convert the array into a string.
        $criteria = implode("','", $clean_criteria);
		if(!$rs=mysql_query("SELECT tblLocations.CityID, tblRestaurants.RestName, tblLocations.Street, 
				tblLocations.Phone, tblLocations.Price, tblLocations.Rating, tblDetails.DetailName
            	FROM (tblRestaurants INNER JOIN tblLocations ON tblRestaurants.RestID = tblLocations.RestID)            	INNER JOIN (tblLocDet INNER JOIN tblDetails ON tblLocDet.DetailID = tblDetails.DetailID)
				ON tblLocations.LocationID = tblLocDet.LocationID
            	WHERE tblLocations.CityID='16' AND tblDetails.DetailName IN ('$criteria')
            	ORDER BY tblRestaurants.RestName ASC"))
        {
		echo "Cannot parse query";
	}
	elseif(mysql_num_rows($rs) == 0) {
	echo "No records found";
	}
	else {
	echo "<table id=\"myTable\" table width=\"710\" class=\"beautifuldata\" align=\"Left\" cellspacing=\"0\">\n";
	echo "<thead>\n<tr>";
	echo "<th>PLACE</th>";
	echo "<th>ADDRESS</th>";
	echo "<th>PHONE</th>";
	echo "<th>PRICE</th>";
	echo "<th>RATING</th>";
	echo "</tr>\n</thead>\n";
	while($row = mysql_fetch_array($rs)) {
	echo"<tr>
	<td><strong><a href='$row[RestPage]'>$row[RestName]</a></strong></td>
	<td>$row[Address]</td>
	<td>$row[Phone]</td>
	<td>$row[Price]</td>
	<td>$row[Rating]</td>
	</tr>\n";
	}}
	echo "</table><br />\n";
	}}
	?>

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Thank you for your help.
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by:aboutmuscle
ID: 39076316
Thanks for posting the solved solution this has helped me out. However does anyone know how I would go about using a pagination with this I have tried but can seem to get the pagination to work, for some reason the pagination button get removed at the bottom.

any examples of using the checkboxes code above with pagination would be a great help.

Thanks in advance
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