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how to add a redirect to search page if result page is opened without search?

Thread began 12/15/2013 10:34 am by malogies436179 | Last modified 12/16/2013 12:20 pm by Jason Byrnes | 356 views | 1 replies |


how to add a redirect to search page if result page is opened without search?

When a user goes to the search page and search example a email address it goes to the result page showing all the results for that email this is fine, But when a user goes to the resultpage.php without doing a search (skipping the search and typing resultpage.php in directly) he sees all results and all the email addresses.

I want to know if I can redirect him to the search when no search is done. the search has css spry validation so a user must use a correct email. that way avoiding them to see other email addresses.

Is this possible please assist asap.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

it can be done but requires hand coding

2 things you will need to account for:

when a search is preformed, it stores the search parameters in a session variable, this session is used if the results page returnees more results than can be displayed at one time and navigation is used.

you would need to hand code an if statement that checks if the both the email form element and the session are empty. the specifics of the code depend on the method of your search form, the name of the email form element and the name of the session.

if the form uses the GET method, the form element is named "email" and the session that is created is named results, an example would look like this:

if((!isset($_GET['email']) || $_GET['email'] == "") && (!isset($_SESSION["results"]) || $_SESSION["results"] == "")) {
header("Location: search.php");
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