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Losing content from text area fields when updating profile

Thread began 1/25/2015 12:07 pm by webdesignerwags | Last modified 1/30/2015 1:07 pm by Jason Byrnes | 440 views | 3 replies |

webdesignerwags

Losing content from text area fields when updating profile

The member-users of the website I created are losing the entire content of some of the fields in my update form. It only happens with the text area fields, not text fields. I'm not sure if this has been happening all along or if it just started. The website is over 2 yrs. old.

I've attached the code from Members_update.php.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the future, please don't copy the php code to a word file, instead attach the original php file itself. It's more difficulty read php code in a word document than in DW.



any way, you text area elements are not formatted correctly.

text area elements do not use a value attribute. the format for a text area:
<textarea name="[name]" id="[id]">value here</textarea>

your text areas are using a value tribute rather than having the value between the opening and closing textarea tags:

<textarea name="specialties" cols="45" rows="3" class="formTextfield_Medium" id="specialties" tabindex="16" type="textarea" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("Membersupdate","specialties"):"".$row_WADAMembers["specialties"]."")); ?>">
</textarea>



you also have a type attribute that is not needed

change that to:

<textarea name="specialties" cols="45" rows="3" class="formTextfield_Medium" id="specialties" tabindex="16">
<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("Membersupdate","specialties"):"".$row_WADAMembers["specialties"]."")); ?>
</textarea>
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webdesignerwags

Thank you very much Jason! That works. I don't know how I got that messed up. I have it correct in my other forms. I was probably trying to 'fix' something at some point which usually gets me in trouble. :)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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