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Code Challenge HTML Forms

I'm stuck on task 3 in PHP (HTML Forms). It asks to: "Finally, we need the form to submit a unique identifier for the order to the process.php file. We need to be able to access that value in an “order_id” element of the $_POST array like this: $_POST["order_id"]. For this particular order, the order ID should be 7546. We don’t want this value displayed in the browser. What do we need to add to the form? (Hint: We need to add a new HTML element with three attributes.)"

Here's my code:

<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> <input type="hidden" value="Flavors"> <input type="hidden" value="order_id" name="7546">

<input type="hidden" value="7546" name='order_id'>

<label for="flavor">Flavor</label>
<select name="flavor" id="flavor">
    <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>


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


1 Answer

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

Everything looks fine. Make sure the input is in the form tag, If that still doesn't work then try refreshing the page and try again.

Thanks, it works now. Refreshed the page. :)

Your answer is right and works good