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Cookie or Session Variable not being passed

Thread began 4/14/2009 1:42 pm by neileisen207079 | Last modified 4/14/2009 2:04 pm by neileisen207079 | 6092 views | 4 replies


Cookie or Session Variable not being passed

I had this problem a few months ago and Jason called me - then after about an hour of messing around, I think he got it to work by making the cookie name all Caps. He couldnt understand why but marked it as fixed.

I hadnt used the tool since then but now am having the same problem. I simply want to pass the first name field on a form to either a session variable OR a cookie so that on the next page it can say "Thank you, [FIRST_NAME]."

I tried both a cookie and a session variabler and neither passes to the next page.

I used:
if (!session_id()) session_start();
$_SESSION["FIRST_NAME"] = "".((isset($_POST["firstname"]))?$_POST["firstname"]:"") ."";

to set the Server Variable FIRST_NAME from the form field firstname.

What am I doing wrong? I can use the ecart behavior of setting a session variable without actually having a cart on the site, right?

On the following page I am using

<?php echo $_SESSION['FIRST_NAME']; ?>

to show the variable, but it is always blank. For the cookie I used the behavior as well as the server behavior - tried setting it in both places and name it FIRST but it didnt work either.

Any ideas?

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