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Thread began 1/31/2010 4:14 pm by jeffmg279672 | Last modified 2/01/2010 5:31 pm by jeffmg279672 | 973 views | 6 replies


Hiya Jeff,

I'm a complete novice as far as PHP goes, so nothing is glaringly obvious to me. The easiest thing to have done would have been to use the DataAssist wizard to create your results and detail pages, then place the code in context in your own pages.

But from what I can see, the problem with your link in pre-test.php is that it isn't passing any session data through to the second page (test.php), it is only using the artist variable to link to the page.

You can pass this on (apparently) as a session variable in the URL:

<a href="test.php?artist=<?php echo $row_rsListing['artist']; ?>"><?php echo($row_rsListing['artist']); ?></a>

and to prevent the URL from being mangled (according to and DataAssist pages), encode (rawurlencode) the URL, so:

<a href="test.php?artist=<?php echo(rawurlencode($row_rsListing['artist'])); ?>" ><?php echo($row_rsListing['artist']); ?></a>

would be your whole link in pre-test.php.

From here on I'm just comparing your second page with one of my DataAssist detail pages, and it seems as if your test.php page is all there apart from:


if (!session_id()) session_start(); 
if (isset(
$_GET['artist'])) {
$Paramartist_rsAlbums = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_GET['artist'] : addslashes($_GET['artist']);
$ParamSessionartist_rsAlbums "-1";
if (isset(
$_SESSION['rs_Insert_listing'])) {
$ParamSessionartist_rsAlbums = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_SESSION['rs_Insert_listing'] : addslashes($_SESSION['rs_Insert_listing']);
$Paramartist2_rsAlbums "-1";
if (isset(
$_GET['artist'])) {
$Paramartist2_rsAlbums = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_GET['artist'] : addslashes($_GET['artist']);

Which - if my tootling round wasn't a totally wasted journey - means that firstly it's checking for a session id and then creating (resuming?) a session, and assigning the parameters for it according to the variable passed from the previous page. That's what I have struggled to make of it, but I may be talking rubbish. Hopefully someone will explain why. I have just transposed your info into it.

So your second page in its entirety would look (I think) pretty much like the page that I've attached. I'm entirely lazy about learning this stuff. I meant to get down to serious learning, but as DataAssist just does it all my motivation disappeared, and there's so much other cooler stuff to play with.

Some of the above might make some sense, and you can try it, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The bright young things will be in soon, and will help out.

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