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How do I retain form checkbox group selections upon validation failure?

Thread began 6/27/2014 11:00 am by mora398588 | Last modified 7/28/2014 11:24 am by Jason Byrnes | 1024 views | 10 replies |

mora398588

How do I retain form checkbox group selections upon validation failure?

I have four (4) checkbox groups I would like to have user checkbox selections retained upon a capture validation failure. I have reviewed your tutorial - http://www.webassist.com/forums/posts.php?id=25800, but with no success.

I am currently using the WA Validation Form bindings to return form data upon validation failure. The only form data that is not returning are my checkbox groups.

I have attached my php file for your review. Thank you in advance for your time and review.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Checkbox groups will require some hand coding to accomplish, since the values are passed as an array.

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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mora398588

Hello, Jason. Please see PM.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

See PM

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mora398588

See PM.

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mora398588

Jason...sorry for taking so long. I uploaded the file to my web server. The file is missing the images, but it appears to be functional.

Just as a recap - please reference my initial post above.

Please see PM.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see PM

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mora398588

Thank you for your time and assistance, Jason!
Please see PM

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

so, a multiple checkbox sends the selected items as an array. I added the following code at line 1 to convert the array to a comma seperated list:

<?php
if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") {
foreach($_POST as $key => $val) {
if(is_array($_POST[$key])) $_POST[$key] = implode(", ", $_POST[$key]);
}
}
?>



i updated the first 2 checkboxes of the HRServices section to demonstrate this, i added the following code to convert the comma separated list back to an array:

<?php $HRselected = explode(", ", ValidatedField("quote_563","HRServices")); ?>



then in the ceckbox, added in array to see if the cherckbox value is part of the array:

<?php if(in_array("HR Coaching and Consultation", $HRselected)) echo("checked=\"checked\""); ?>



<input name="HRServices[]" type="checkbox" value="HR Coaching and Consultation" id="CheckboxGroup1_0" <?php if(in_array("HR Coaching and Consultation", $HRselected)) echo("checked=\"checked\""); ?>><div class="pro_text-form3 fleft">HR Coaching and Consultation</div>



here is an older thread i found that explains how this is done:
http://www.webassist.com/forums/posts.php?id=25800

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mora398588

Hello, Jason.

Thank you so much for your time in reviewing my issue. Much appreciated!!!

I noticed a line of code just after the pages <footer>:

<?php var_dump($_SESSION); ?>
|<?php var_dump(ValidatedField("quote_563","HRServices[]")); ?>|

Should this be removed? How is this to be treated?

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