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Thread began 8/18/2011 11:31 am by mycalidesigns | Last modified 8/18/2011 2:53 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2100 views | 3 replies |


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please help i have been trying to figure this out for two days now, i have tried all forum suggestions nothing seems to help.

Its basic form that submits a category to database, i am trying to make it were it checks before inserting to see if there is a duplicate.

here is my code:

if (!function_exists("GetSQLValueString")) {
function GetSQLValueString($theValue, $theType, $theDefinedValue = "", $theNotDefinedValue = "")
if (PHP_VERSION < 6) {
$theValue = get_magic_quotes_gpc() ? stripslashes($theValue) : $theValue;

$theValue = function_exists("mysql_real_escape_string") ? mysql_real_escape_string($theValue) : mysql_escape_string($theValue);

switch ($theType) {
case "text":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
case "long":
case "int":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? intval($theValue) : "NULL";
case "double":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? doubleval($theValue) : "NULL";
case "date":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
case "defined":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? $theDefinedValue : $theNotDefinedValue;
return $theValue;
$colname_rsCat = "-1";
if (isset($_POST['CategoryName'])) {
$colname_rsCat = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_POST['CategoryName'] : addslashes($_POST['CategoryName']);
mysql_select_db($database_myCaliDB, $myCaliDB);
$query_rsCat = sprintf("SELECT CategoryName FROM productcategories WHERE CategoryName = %s", GetSQLValueString($colname_rsCat, "text"));
$rsCat = mysql_query($query_rsCat, $myCaliDB) or die(mysql_error());
$row_rsCat = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsCat);
$totalRows_rsCat = mysql_num_rows($rsCat);
$WAFV_Redirect = "optiongroups_Delete.php";
$_SESSION['WAVT_productcategoriesInsertvalidate_626_Errors'] = "";
if ($WAFV_Redirect == "") {
$WAFV_Redirect = $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"];
$WAFV_Errors = "";
$WAFV_Errors .= WAValidateNM($totalRows_rsCat . "",-1,0,"",",.",true,1);

if ($WAFV_Errors != "") {
// WA Application Builder Insert
if ($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") // Trigger
$WA_connection = $myCaliDB;
$WA_table = "productcategories";
$WA_sessionName = "WADA_Insert_productcategories";
$WA_redirectURL = "storedashboard.php?CategoryName=".((isset($_POST["CategoryName"]))?$_POST["CategoryName"]:"") ."";
if (function_exists("rel2abs")) $WA_redirectURL = $WA_redirectURL?rel2abs($WA_redirectURL,dirname(__FILE__)):"";
$WA_keepQueryString = false;
$WA_indexField = "CategoryID";
$WA_fieldNamesStr = "CategoryName";
$WA_fieldValuesStr = "".((isset($_POST["CategoryName"]))?$_POST["CategoryName"]:"") ."";
$WA_columnTypesStr = "',none,''";
$WA_fieldNames = explode("|", $WA_fieldNamesStr);
$WA_fieldValues = explode("|", $WA_fieldValuesStr);
$WA_columns = explode("|", $WA_columnTypesStr);
$WA_connectionDB = $database_myCaliDB;
mysql_select_db($WA_connectionDB, $WA_connection);
if (!session_id()) session_start();
$insertParamsObj = WA_AB_generateInsertParams($WA_fieldNames, $WA_columns, $WA_fieldValues, -1);
$WA_Sql = "INSERT INTO `" . $WA_table . "` (" . $insertParamsObj->WA_tableValues . ") VALUES (" . $insertParamsObj->WA_dbValues . ")";
$MM_editCmd = mysql_query($WA_Sql, $WA_connection) or die(mysql_error());
$_SESSION[$WA_sessionName] = mysql_insert_id();
if ($WA_redirectURL != "") {
if ($WA_keepQueryString && $WA_redirectURL != "" && isset($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]) && $_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"] !== "" && sizeof($_POST) > 0) {
$WA_redirectURL .= ((strpos($WA_redirectURL, '?') === false)?"?":"&").$_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"];
header("Location: ".$WA_redirectURL);

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns=""><!-- InstanceBegin template="/Templates/pagewrap_plain.dwt.php" codeOutsideHTMLIsLocked="false" -->
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
<title>Insert productcategories</title>
<link href="../css/mycali.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="head" -->
<link href="../WA_DataAssist/styles/Refined_Pacifica.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="../WA_DataAssist/styles/Arial.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<div class="container">
<div class="topheader"></div>

<div class="globalnav">
<div class="bttn1"><img src="../images/images/longboard-site_04.jpg" width="63" height="52" /><img src="../images/images/longboard-site_05.jpg" width="55" height="52" /></div>
<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post" action="">
<label for="search"></label>
<input name="search" type="text" id="search" size="20" maxlength="50" />
<div class="navbar"><ul class="nav"><li><img src="../images/images/longboard-site_09.jpg" width="226" height="67" /></li>
<li><img src="../images/images/longboard-site_10.jpg" width="139" height="67" /></li>
<li><img src="../images/images/longboard-site_11.jpg" width="144" height="67" /></li>
<li><img src="../images/images/longboard-site_12.jpg" width="285" height="67" /></li>

<div class="clearfloat"></div>
<!-- end .navbar --></div>
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="pagewrapper" -->
<div class="pagewrapper">
<div id="WADAPageTitleArea">
<div id="WADAPageTitle"><h2>Insert New Product Category</h2>
<p>Simple insert new category.</p>
<div><!--<a href="products_Search.php">New Search</a>--></div>
<div><a href="javascript: history.go(-1)">Back</a></div>
<div class="WADAInsertContainer">
<form action="productcategories_Insert.php" method="post" name="WADAInsertForm" id="WADAInsertForm">
<div class="WADAHeader">Insert Record</div>
<div class="WADAHorizLine"><img src="../WA_DataAssist/images/_tx_.gif" alt="" height="1" width="1" border="0" /></div>
<table class="WADADataTable" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<th class="WADADataTableHeader">new Category Name:</th>
<td class="WADADataTableCell"><input type="text" name="CategoryName" id="CategoryName" value="" size="32" /></td>
<div class="WADAHorizLine"><img src="../WA_DataAssist/images/_tx_.gif" alt="" height="1" width="1" border="0" /></div>
<div class="WADAButtonRow">
<table class="WADADataNavButtons" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<td class="WADADataNavButtonCell" nowrap="nowrap">&nbsp;</td>
<td class="WADADataNavButtonCell" nowrap="nowrap"><input type="image" name="Insert" id="Insert" value="Insert" alt="Insert" src="../WA_DataAssist/images/Pacifica/Refined_insert.gif" /></td>
<td class="WADADataNavButtonCell" nowrap="nowrap"><a href="storedashboard.php" title="Cancel"><img border="0" name="Cancel" id="Cancel" alt="Cancel" src="../WA_DataAssist/images/Pacifica/Refined_cancel.gif" /></a></td>
<input name="WADAInsertRecordID" type="hidden" id="WADAInsertRecordID" value="" />
</div><!--end page wrapper-->

<!-- InstanceEndEditable --><!-- end rightcontent-->
<div class="push"></div>
</div><!--end container-->
<div class="footer">
<p>bottom spacer</p>
</div><!--end footer-->

<!-- InstanceEnd --></html>


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

all the code looks correct, the only thing i can think, is that you have renamed the page, but not changed the forms action:
<form action="productcategories_Insert.php" method="post" name="WADAInsertForm" id="WADAInsertForm">

the forms action is set to post to the productcategories_Insert.php:

if you created a back upo pf that file and are adding the modifications to the back up, you would be bypassing them.

try changing the form tag to:
<form action="" method="post" name="WADAInsertForm" id="WADAInsertForm">

if you continue to have problems, please compress the original php page to a zip archive and attach the zip file to your reply rather paste the page code.

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big thanks

thanks for your prompt response, it worked!!!!! i will attach zipfile next time.

quick question, how do i add a error phrase when it checks that it has duplicate category?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

add the error message to the page, then highlight it.

With the error highlighted, go to WebAssist -> Forms -> Validation -> Validation Show If

in the validation show if wizard, select he Number validation from the validation fail list, then click the plus button to add it to the triggers for the error to display.

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