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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Integrating with PayPal HTML Forms

STAGE 5 CHALLENGE TASK 3 0F 3

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.

form.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>


    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>
</head>
<body>
<form action="process.php" method="post"></form>
  <select id="flavor" name="flavor">


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

    <form>

<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>
        </select>

        <input type="submit" value="Update Order">
         <input type="hidden" name="order_id" value="7546">     

    </form>

</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Alex Heil
Alex Heil
53,534 Points

hey, actually you added the correct element to pass the stage, which is:

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

but looking deeper at your code the form is messed up, that's what causes the task to fail. you currently end the form right after declaring the method

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

and then start a new one after the paragraph text

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

    <form>

if you fix that so that there's only ONE form your code will pass just fine ;)