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Working on php code and im population the <select> with data from the database , but when i try to get the selected data nothing is returned and I also need it  in the form of userdata[id] so I can $_POST update the database with the new results

<?php
							$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname) or die("Connection Failed");
							$sql = "SELECT * FROM racquet_branch";
							$result = $conn->query($sql);
							?>
							<select name="Select_Brand" class="target" id = "racquet" name="racquet" style="float:right; border:1px solid #CDCDCD;width:302px; position:relative; top:-40px; !important;">
							<?php
							while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
							
							?>
							<option value="<?php echo $row["id"];?>"> <?php echo $row["name"];?></option>
							 
							<?php
							}
							?>
							</select>

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Question by:dolamitejenkins
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dale_abrams earned 1050 total points
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Try this...
<?php
	$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname) 
		or die("Connection Failed");
	$sql = "SELECT * FROM racquet_branch";
	$result = $conn->query($sql);
?>
<select name="Select_Brand" class="target" id = "racquet" name="racquet" style="float:right; border:1px solid #CDCDCD;width:302px; position:relative; top:-40px; !important;">
	<?php
		$str = '';			
		while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
			  $str .=  '<option value="' . $row["id"] . '">' . $row["name"] . '</option>';
		}
		echo $str;
	?>
</select>

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by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 450 total points
ID: 40609095
This is pretty much PHP-101 and if you want to learn PHP, there are many examples on the internet and in books written over the last 20 years.  This article can help steer you to some good learning resources and more importantly, steer you away from bad learning resources that seem to litter the internet these days.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_11769-And-by-the-way-I-am-new-to-PHP.html

If you don't want to learn PHP (and I completely understand that) you might use Meetup or a similar site and look for PHP experts in your area.  A free-lancer can give you a hand with this.  You will have good results in short order and it will not cost you very much money.

If you do want to learn PHP, and you've given yourself some time to exploit the resources in the article above, then you will be able to understand the design pattern in this article which does the kind of "table maintenance" you describe.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_12335-PHP-and-MySQLi-Table-Maintenance.html

In any case, be sure to test the answers you get here at E-E.  Not everyone who posts code here has actually tested the code prior to posting it, so be careful that you don't accept any answers that have non-working code samples!
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thank you
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