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Check if Email Exists on update - is there a better way

Thread began 1/13/2011 7:52 pm by Andrew Read | Last modified 1/14/2011 10:01 am by Jason Byrnes | 829 views | 1 replies |

Andrew Read

Check if Email Exists on update - is there a better way


I am using server side validation from the form toolkit on a DataAssist update form.

I have a recordset which is returning a value of 1 in $totalRows_BLAH if the email address exists already, however, on update if the value is not changed it returns a value of 1 because the unchanged email is already in the database. I have gotten around this in the past like this:

if ($_POST['users_email'] == $row_WADAusers['users_email']) {
        $WAFV_Errors .= WAValidateNM($totalRows_chkEmailUnique . "",0,1,"",",.",true,1);
} else {
        $WAFV_Errors .= WAValidateNM($totalRows_chkEmailUnique . "",-1,0,"",",.",true,1);

The issue with this is that the statement gets overwritten if I update or add another server validation. I have been keeping this code safe close by with a commented out php section so that I can repaste it when I need to.

My question is - is there a better way? :)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, this is the best way to accomplish this in an update situation.

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