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Php Forms

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.)

<!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">
            <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>

If someone could help me and explain that would be great.

1 Answer

Robert Walker
Robert Walker
16,514 Points

Hi Jordan,

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

This code on submit will store a $_POST["order_id"] value of 7546.

The input type is hidden so you will not see this input in the browser.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Robert :)