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using same form for add and edit in php

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I usually use the same form in php for add and edit. If the form is for add i leave the fields empty and change the button text to add. If the page if for edit i populate it with appropriate values from the database and change button text to update. There may be some other minor tweaks too. However I have been reading around and saw this

"http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6657331/add-view-edit-mysql-entries-with-the-same-php-form"

"It's generally quite easy to use the same form. Another question is how you solve validation errors and not making the user re-fill the form - this gets solved as in the same process. You'll need some helpers for the select fields and any checkbox/radio fields. Exactly how much the helpers do is up to you, but these will get you started:"

I dont know what this means. Why do i need helped? If the user changed a select or radio button on an edit then the form validation would pick it up wouldnt it if there was a problem

If there is a simple design pattern for using the same form for adds/updates I would be grateful if you could point me to it

thanks
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I often do it the way you do.  I would ignore that page from Stackoverflow, there is a lot missing from their code examples.
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You also need to consider the quality measures of that page
it is 3 years old
There is no accepted answer
there are only 2 responses
there is only one upvote (in 3 years)

not all web pages are of a high quality :(
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by:Ray Paseur
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HTML Form processing is discussed here:
http://php.net/manual/en/tutorial.forms.php

There is no single, simple way to handle text inputs, radio buttons and check boxes.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_5450-Common-Sense-Examples-Using-Checkboxes-with-HTML-JavaScript-and-PHP.html

Table maintenance is a fairly advanced concept in PHP and MySQL.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_12335-PHP-and-MySQLi-Table-Maintenance.html

A sensible design pattern using MySQL might take advantage of the MySQL-only REPLACE INTO statement.
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