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Louis Darby
Louis Darby
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Making a shortlist with PHP and MySQL

Hi, I am trying to make a shortlist based on results from a sql query on a different page. This is what I have so far:

I am running a MySQL query, expressing the results as a FETCH_OBJ and then assigning each property a variable so they can be printed out later down the page.

<?php $results = $db->query("SELECT * FROM venues"); $venues = $results->fetchAll(PDO::FETCH_OBJ);

foreach ($venues as $venue) { $i = 0; $name = ($venues[$i]->name); $i++; };

I am then looping through the results and for each creating a button where you can 'Add to Shortlist'.

<form action="cart.php" method="post"> <input type="button" name="<?php echo $name?>" value="Add <?php echo $name ?> to Shortlist"/> </form>

I'd then like to retrieve this name in a new file 'cart.php'

<p>The name of the selected place is <?php echo $_POST['name']?></p>

and below this show the relevant information of this place by using the name to generate another query from the database.

However in my cart.php file I cannot seem to get the name showing.

Is this possible or have I done it completely wrong? Would greatly appreciate any help/comments.

1 Answer

In foreach cycle, everything between brackets is run for every item in the array. Therefore, $i will always be zero and $name will end up with name of the first venue in the table.

Did you put name="name" on your button? Can you give us your code as a whole?