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Session Variable

Thread began 3/12/2010 2:15 pm by John Langer | Last modified 3/15/2010 12:55 pm by Jason Byrnes | 713 views | 3 replies |

John LangerBeta Tester

Session Variable

Please help me from tearing all my hair out. I just cannot figure out what's wrong here. I've attached the page in question but what is supposed to happen is this.

The session is set after a log in.
The users recordset is defined using the sessionID (UserID)

I've set up a little test and the UserID from the recordset echo's as it should but the other fields do not. They are just not recognised.

<p>UserID from recordset: <?php echo $row_rsUser['UserID']; ?></p>
        <p>See if UserID is set: <?php if (isset($_POST['UserID'])) {
} else {
'UserID not set';
        <p>This is the SessionID: <?php echo $_SESSION['UserID']; ?></p>

"UserID from recordset:" works but the others do not.

I know it must be something simple but it's got me baffled. Any pointers in the right direction appreciated.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I wouldn't expect the post to display anything, the forms post array only exists while the forms action page is loding. Once the action page is loded, the post array is deleted.

The session however should be working. the recordset is being filtered by the userID session variabel, so the recordset would not be able to work if the session doesn't.

This leads me to believe that the session is being cleared somewhere between line 49 where the recordset is created and line 207 where you are trying to display it.

try adding the php code:

die("user id: ".$_SESSION['UserID']);

at line 40, and testing to see if the session variabel displays or not, if it does, move it down the page 10 lines at a time to narrow down where in the code the session is being cleared.

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John LangerBeta Tester


Many thanks Jason.

Your suggestions put me in the right direction. I had a PHP includes at line 126(ish) and it was calling a page that already had a recordset called rsUsers that also got it's ID from a match with the SESSION UserID. I suppose that must have cancelled the second call out somehow (I don't pretend to understand why). Anyway, I just gave the recordset I was using on the actual page a different name (rsNewsletter) and all is now working as it should be.

Many thanks for the pointer.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

glad to hear it is working.

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