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validation prevents session values updating?

Thread began 7/12/2011 7:07 am by WhiteJC | Last modified 7/12/2011 12:02 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1201 views | 3 replies |

WhiteJC

validation prevents session values updating?

I’ve made a form with 4 fields, name, email, phone and question. Both the email and name have validations, phone and question don’t.

Each field is populated by sessions with the values “your name”, “your email” etc. These sessions are created only if they don’t exist. (first time you visit the page?)

These session values should then be updated, when the submit button is pressed, with the content of their respective boxes, however if the validation is activated the sessions aren’t updated, they are if the validation isn’t shown. To test this I’ve successfully completed and submitted the form and then reloaded the page which then shows the form complete with the amended sessions.

I’m assuming that when the validation comes into effect this stops the sessions being updated, how can I ensure that the sessions are updated?

Any ideas?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

make sure that the code to update the sessions is before the validation code.

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WhiteJC

Thanks

I moved all of the 'set session' code above the validation code and it now works!

Interestingly, I added another session and this was automatically placed below the validation code so I had to move it above

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

the idea with validation is to validate form input before using it.

your workflow is going around this a little, where you are using it in the sessions regardless of the validation, so any set session behaviors will need to be moved manually.

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