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How do I retain form checkbox group selections upon validation failure?

Thread began 6/27/2014 11:00 am by mora398588 | Last modified 7/28/2014 11:24 am by mora398588 | 1029 views | 10 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

so, a multiple checkbox sends the selected items as an array. I added the following code at line 1 to convert the array to a comma seperated list:

<?php
if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") {
foreach($_POST as $key => $val) {
if(is_array($_POST[$key])) $_POST[$key] = implode(", ", $_POST[$key]);
}
}
?>



i updated the first 2 checkboxes of the HRServices section to demonstrate this, i added the following code to convert the comma separated list back to an array:

<?php $HRselected = explode(", ", ValidatedField("quote_563","HRServices")); ?>



then in the ceckbox, added in array to see if the cherckbox value is part of the array:

<?php if(in_array("HR Coaching and Consultation", $HRselected)) echo("checked=\"checked\""); ?>



<input name="HRServices[]" type="checkbox" value="HR Coaching and Consultation" id="CheckboxGroup1_0" <?php if(in_array("HR Coaching and Consultation", $HRselected)) echo("checked=\"checked\""); ?>><div class="pro_text-form3 fleft">HR Coaching and Consultation</div>



here is an older thread i found that explains how this is done:
http://www.webassist.com/forums/posts.php?id=25800

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