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Question by:surender singh
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Checkbox is the same in php as it is in html

<input type="checkbox" name="" value="">
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Checkboxes in php are submitted only if checked. So if you have a form with one checkbox and when the user submit the form the checkbox is unchecked, it wont appear in the array $_POST (or $_GET).
If the problem is to pass several checkboxes which have the same function within your form, then you have to call them uing array notation. Suppose you have a table and you want the user be able to select which records he wants to edit, you have to call each checkbox, for instance, 'recordToEd[]' and give it a value which holds the record id:

while ($row = mysqli->_fetch_assoc($result))
{
  echo  "<tr><td><input type='checkbox' name='recordToEdit[]' value='" . $row['id'] . "' /> </td>...other columns here ... </tr>";
}

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When you submit the form you can get the checkboxes this way:
if (isset($_POST['recordToEdit']) && is_array($_POST['recordToEdit']))
{
  foreach ($_POST['recordToEdit'] as $record)
  {
    $recordsToEdit = $record;
  }
}

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In the recordsToEdit array you'll get all the id of the record the user want to edit.

Hope this is what you need to know (and to have not forget something...)

Cheers
Marco
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 250 points for GaryC123's comment #a40504846
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No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

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If anybody still cares about the quality of the answers in the PAQ, E-E hould probably have a PHP subject-matter expert look at these.  #40504846 doesn't say anything useful.  #40504889 gives a code example with a logic error that will overwrite a variable multiple times processing only the last element of the array.  The cited article shows the correct answer, with tested-and-working code examples.
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I agree with Ray: my code should have been
if (isset($_POST['recordToEdit']) && is_array($_POST['recordToEdit']))
{
  foreach ($_POST['recordToEdit'] as $record)
  {
    $recordsToEdit[] = $record;
  }
}

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My recommendation is to awrd point to the comment #a40505994 for the reasons listed in comment #a41607272
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