Working on it
I still haven't been able to figure out how to write the form info into a database when submitting the form. maybe I'm going about it wrong but I would normally do this to write to a database, this code is working right now as an action page locally:
$con = mysql_connect("localhost","root","root");
die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
$sql="INSERT INTO registrants (FirstName, LastName, City, State, Zip, Address, Address2, Phone, Email, Function)
die('Error: ' . mysql_error());
echo "1 record added";
In the generated ecart form the action is already assigned using a PHP_SELF statement.
What I want to do is have the information write to the database but also continue on to the shopping cart display for confirmation, then to PayPal for payment.
so I guess I'm saying that the problem isn't writing to the database but integrating the above action into the ecart generated files.