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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Integrating with PayPal HTML Forms

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Got stuck on this one, help

form.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>
</head>
<body>

    <p>Your order has been created. What flavor of ice cream would you like to add to it?</p>

    <form action='process.php' method="post">

    <label for="flavor">Flavor</label>
    <select id="flavor" name="flavor">
     <input type="hidden" > 
        <option value="">&#8212; Select &#8212;</option>
        <option value="Vanilla">Vanilla</option>
        <option value="Chocolate">Chocolate</option>
        <option value="Strawberry">Strawberry</option>
        <option value="Cookie Dough">Cookie Dough</option>
    </select>

    <input type="submit" value="Update Order">
</form>

</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
33,990 Points

Your input needs three attributes: type, name and value like so :

<input type="hidden" name="order_id" value="7546">
Dave Berning
Dave Berning
17,365 Points

I'm not familiar with the exercise but you have your hidden input field nested in your select option. I generally put all my hidden input fields at the end of the form before the submit button. The user will never we able to see them anyway. Plus, having an input in a select might be invalid code, however I'm not 100% sure on that though.