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URL replace space with hyphen but recordset doesnt recognise...

Thread began 10/01/2013 12:38 am by Christopher West | Last modified 10/01/2013 5:02 am by Dave Buchholz | 795 views | 1 replies |

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

URL replace space with hyphen but recordset doesnt recognise...

Hi. ok quick question I am using Product names in my URL
For example a product name would be stored in the database as: Double Print Bookmark

Client is having issues copying the URL link to facebook, and its because of the spaces inbetween words.

I then used
str_replace(' ', '-', after the echo and before the fieldname and this worked as it replaced spaces for hyphens in the URL.

For example:
<div class="button"><a href="product.php?Product=<?php echo str_replace(' ', '-', $row_rsProducts['ProductName']); ?>">View Item</a></div>

However, when the link is pressed and the page goes to the specific URL it of course doesnt display since the recordset on the products.php page is filtering the URL (that now has hyphens) with the original product name in the database (with spaces).

So my question how can I tell the recordset to look up the product but with hyphens included?

Could I somehow set product name to include hyphens just before the recordset query?

Chris

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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester

Chris,

you need to do something like this in your recordset:

$query_Recordset1 = sprintf("SELECT id, product, REPLACE(product, ' ', '-') AS slug FROM tbl_products WHERE slug = %s", GetSQLValueString($urlVar_Recordset1, "text"));
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