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Session question

Thread began 2/25/2010 3:33 pm by Paul | Last modified 2/27/2010 4:13 pm by Paul | 784 views | 3 replies |

PaulBeta Tester

Session question


I have created a login page that captures various sessions, one being $_SESSION["ch_status"]

The value is numeric, either 1 or 2.

After the user logs in, i'd like to show session value as text instead of the value it holds.

For example..

If ch_status = 1 show "One" or if ch_status = 2 show "Two" in the page.

Would appreciate a steer on this if possible.

Thank you, Paul.

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Les CrowleyBeta Tester

Quick way would be to use if then logic ..

if ($_SESSION['ch_status'] == 1) {
echo "One";
} else {
echo "two";

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

PHP does not have a built in function for converting an integer to the textual representation, but if you only have a few values to deal with you can create your own.

add this function to any page you want to display the number as the text equivalent:

function numText($num) {
$retNum "";
$num) {
$retNum "one";
$retNum "two";

the code to use the function would look like:

<?php echo(numText(isset($_SESSION['ch_statu'])?$_SESSION['ch_statu']:"")); ?>

My code above will only work for 1 and 2, you can add others if you need.

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PaulBeta Tester

Thank you for both replies.

Very useful.


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