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    .php File post data - displaying script on website HELP!!

    Asked by memaxt on September 03, 2014 at 07:22 AM

    Hi there,

    I've uploaded my .php file using your guide on how to post data to .PHP then to MySQL.

    I've created a test form: Test

    I have 1 field: Name.

    When I submit the website displays the following:

    print_r( $_POST ); ?>

    // This function will run within each post array including multi-dimensional arrays function ExtendedAddslash(&$params) { foreach ($params as &$var) { // check if $var is an array. If yes, it will start another ExtendedAddslash() function to loop to each key inside. is_array($var) ? ExtendedAddslash($var) : $var=addslashes($var); unset($var); } } // Initialize ExtendedAddslash() function for every $_POST variable ExtendedAddslash($_POST); $submission_id = $_POST['submission_id']; $formID = $_POST['formID']; $ip = $_POST['ip']; $name = $_POST['name']; $db_host = 'mysql8.namesco.net'; $db_username = 'XXXX'; $db_password = 'XXXXX'; $db_name = 'PH500534_cdreportingc'; mysql_connect( $db_host, $db_username, $db_password) or die(mysql_error()); mysql_select_db($db_name); // search submission ID $query = "SELECT * FROM `Test` WHERE `submission_id` = '$submission_id'"; $sqlsearch = mysql_query($query); $resultcount = mysql_numrows($sqlsearch); if ($resultcount > 0) { mysql_query("UPDATE `test` SET `name` = '$name', WHERE `submission_id` = '$submission_id'") or die(mysql_error()); } else { mysql_query("INSERT INTO `test` (submission_id, formID, IP, name) VALUES ('$submission_id', '$formID', '$ip', '$name') ") or die(mysql_error()); }


    which is the script itself, I have removed username and password "XXXX"

    why is it dispalying this and not sending the data to mysql?

    Many thanks



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    Answered by jedcadorna on September 03, 2014 at 09:53 AM

    Hi Max,

    I'll have to test this first as I rarely use PHP so I have to make some test. Probably some mismatch when calling or inserting in your MySQL database. We'll get back to you once I find an answer to this.

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    Answered by memaxt on September 03, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Hi there,

    Thank you for looking into this

    Have you had any luck?

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    Answered by jedcadorna on September 03, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Is that really your starting code print_r( $_POST ); ?>? It should start with <?php print_r( $_POST ); ?>. If that is the start of your code then you are missing the PHP opening tag <?php.

    You can also share the complete code so we could check on our end if that is not the actual code you have in your cd.php page.

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    Answered by aadrinmusic on September 03, 2014 at 11:38 AM


    I did a screenshot in the browser's View Page Source and I saw at the top of your PHP file that the PHP tag was terminated with a semicolon. See the image below in line 2 (<?php;). Remove the semicolon, save the file and try again.



    If this didn't resolve your issue, please send the .php file so we can take a closer look.