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Form Validation on Update Pages

Thread began 6/26/2012 5:07 pm by jason363662 | Last modified 6/27/2012 10:39 am by Jason Byrnes | 766 views | 1 replies |


Form Validation on Update Pages

I have form validation applied to a page that inserts a new record into the database and I have set it up so that if anything fails validation the information entered in the form persists in the fields through the validation - did this by following WA instructions to use the WA Validated Entries as the init val's in the for fields.

This works great when using a form to insert into the database, but I don't understand how to get the same effect with the form is instead updating the database. Now the init val's of the fields are set according to the recordset.

If I validate the entries and a validation fails all of the modified fields revert back to the recordset values.

Strategy for validating update forms? Thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the server validation behavior, set the failed redirect to the form page and pass a URL variable:

you can create a ternary expression to use the validated entries value if the URL variable valid is equal to false, or use the recordset value if not, for example:

<?php echo(((isset($_GET['valid']) && $_GET['valid'] = "false"))?ValidatedField("update","firstName"):$row_recordsetName['FirstName']) ?>
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Hey Jason,

can I perhaps use this, too?

<?php echo (isset($row_memberProfile['postcode'])?$row_memberProfile['postcode']:(ValidatedField("edit_390","postcode"))); ?>

why cant I use it the other way?

<?php echo (isset((ValidatedField("edit_390","postcode"))) ? (ValidatedField("edit_390","postcode")) : $row_memberProfile['postcode']); ?>

I need to delete some () but then I got that error

<?php echo (isset(ValidatedField("edit_390","postcode")) ? (ValidatedField("edit_390","postcode")) : $row_memberProfile['postcode']); ?>

Fatal error: Can't use function return value in write context in


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You should use the URL variable isset, not the recordset or validated entries, it wont work that way

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