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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Integrating with PayPal HTML Forms

sumit sharma
sumit sharma
4,914 Points



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>

    <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">
            <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">



What is your question?

1 Answer

Hi Sumit! I assume you are looking for an answer to the 2nd challenge question?

"Next, we need the flavor selected in the dropdown to be submitted to this process.php file. We need to be able to access it in the β€œflavor” element of the $_POST array like this: $_POST["flavor"]. What two changes do we need to make to the HTML? (Hint. We need to add two new attributes. The first needs to be added to one existing HTML element, the second needs to be added to a different existing HTML element.)"

If so, it looks like you have the first part correct:

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

You just need to add this attribute to the select element:

<select id="flavor" name="flavor">

name="flavor" is the identifier used in the POST method when the form submission happens.

Also, if you add as much info as you can in your question it helps your Treehouse buddies get you an answer quickly! I usually post the question I'm having trouble with and steps I've taken to try and come to a conclusion. I hope this helps!