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Thread began 9/17/2009 4:32 pm by troyd | Last modified 9/20/2009 2:40 am by troyd | 1804 views | 6 replies



Thanks again for the help.
After changing the colon to a semicolon I was still getting an error. So I pulled out my PHP books and started studying. I'm not sure, but I ended up getting it to work by removing the " that was in front of the $_Get on the second line. Please let me know if I should have done something different.

With your help though, I learned that this piece of code is a "Logical Oporator". Is that correct? It basically says that "if" this "whatever" excisists, do this thing. Or "else" do this other thing. In this case it was a generic value variable that would be = to "whatever" was being passed to the contact.php page. If there was no "whatever", then just go on and let the form function as normal.

THEN, in the form field "Subject", I put that reference at the end of the current validation value that FB had already inserted. It works great. Thanks.

One other question. I would like to pass more than one detail to that if statement. For example, ['productname'] and ['productnumber']. Right now, I just added a second echo to the href and it worked. I put a space between them to get a space to appear in the form. But it seems that it could be done a lot cleaner. How would you do it?

For reference, here is what I have so far.

On my contact.php page, as my link in the repeating tables I have;

<a href="contact.php?subject=<?php echo(urlencode($row_rsProducts['productname'])); ?> 

<?php echo(urlencode($row_rsProducts['productnumber'])); ?> ">
Inquire about this product</a>

On the Product List Page;

Your if else statement at the top of the page.


if ($_GET['subject']) {
$formsubject $_GET['subject'] ;
} else {
$formsubject "" ;


And then your field value; (which is after the validation)

<?php echo $formsubject?>

So that value for my "Subject" field, including the FB validation looks like this;

value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("contact","fieldset_group_Subject"):"")); ?>

echo $formsubject?>"

If you don't mind, please let me know if this looks correct. I know it works because,... well it worked. But I also want to learn proper code so if you see anything I did wrong I would appreciate knowing. Thanks again for your help it was just what I was looking for.


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