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Carriage Return from textarea not in email

Thread began 10/26/2011 3:05 am by Daryl | Last modified 10/26/2011 12:32 pm by Daryl | 2084 views | 4 replies |

DarylBeta Tester

Carriage Return from textarea not in email

Is there a way for the email to contain the carriage returns used when adding data in a text area rather than returning the data inline?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you need to know the name of the text area, and use the nl2br() function which converts carriage returns to <br> tags. if the name of the text area is "message", add the following code to line 1 of your page:

php:
<?php

if(isset($_POST['message'] && $_POST['message'] != "") {
    
$_POST['message'] = nl2br($_POST['message']);
}
?>
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DarylBeta Tester

Thanks Jason

I get a warning in Dreamweaver that there is a Syntax error in the code that you have supplied

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

sorry, correct code is:

php:
<?php

if(isset($_POST['message']) && $_POST['message'] != "") {
    
$_POST['message'] = nl2br($_POST['message']);
}
?>
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DarylBeta Tester

Perfect!

Thanks :)

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DarylBeta Tester

Ive just tried using this again, but no message is included in the email.

The code created by DW is;

<?php echo ((isset($_POST["message"]))?$_POST["message"]:"")?>

however the code previously doesn't work.

Any ideas?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

try changing:
<?php echo ((isset($_POST["message"]))?$_POST["message"]:"")?>


to:
<?php echo ((isset($_POST["message"]))?nl2br($_POST["message"]):"")?>

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