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Unique DB value validation not working

Thread began 4/16/2012 12:08 pm by evansg7124312885 | Last modified 5/20/2012 2:40 pm by evansg7124312885 | 631 views | 3 replies |


Unique DB value validation not working

Good morning,

I have 2 values that I need to keep unique, user email and user screen name. I have tested both separately and got 2 surprises:

1: I expected page to show the "show if" regions for each validation failure. The other form element validations are working fine, but they are different validation types.

2: I will later set up DB to keep these columns unique, but each new record that I expect to be caught by the validation are each loading in the users tables.

I had this problem once before and was able to correct by removing and then adding validations, it's not letting me off so easy this time.

I am using Mac 10.7.3, DW5.5, and the latest version of Security Assist 2. SA 2 was the last extension installed.

I have attached a zip of the file I am working with. I will be creating a similar page for user updates later, if there is anything that I should be looking for, please let me know in case this happens again.

Thanks for the assistance,

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Same issue here


I got the same issue like evansg with the only difference that im using DW 5.5 on windows.

Any help on this would be highly appreciated :-)

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How Jason solved this


The problem was on the registration page validations. With most pages I have built, they look for a UserID session variable and had set up the same thing on this registration page. Since this was a registration page, the criteria that I entered was looking for a value that could not be there since there had been no log in up to this point.

Here is a piece of the note that Jason used to explain to me what was set and how he modified them:

The original code for the key column was:

<?php echo SESSION['SecurityAssist_UserID']; ?>

the session has not been set yet, so is causing a problem.

The key column value is important for the user update page, it allows the user to re use the email address they set originally. But in an insert page like the registration page, it can be problematic.

The updated code I used was:

<?php echo isset($_SESSION['SecurityAssist_UserID'])?$_SESSION['SecurityAssist_UserID']:"0"; ?>

This has kept problem fixed ever since. I hope this helps.

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