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Single record insert will not create session variable

Thread began 1/12/2010 12:16 am by info298025 | Last modified 3/15/2010 6:07 pm by Jason Byrnes | 892 views | 4 replies |


Single record insert will not create session variable

I have been trying for 5 hours to get Single record insert to create the session variable so I can filter the database and email the result from the success page. it's not working

Everything on the page is inserting correctly and the uploading (2 files) correctly but it will not create a session variable.

DW CS3 latest ver of data assist

// WA Application Builder Insert
if ($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") // Trigger
$WA_connection = $daves;
$WA_table = "estimates";
$WA_sessionName = "estimates_estimates_id";
$WA_redirectURL = "success.php";
$WA_keepQueryString = false;
$WA_indexField = "estimates_id";
$WA_fieldNamesStr = "estimates_first_name|estimates_last_name|estimates_address|estimates_city|estimates_state|estimates_zip|estimates_phone|estimates_email|estimates_model|estimates_make|estimates_year|estimates_desc|estimates_pic_1|estimate_pic_1_thumb|estimates_pic_2|estimate_pic_2_thumb";
$WA_fieldValuesStr = "".((isset($_POST["estimates_first_name"]))?$_POST["estimates_first_name"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_last_name"]))?$_POST["estimates_last_name"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_address"]))?$_POST["estimates_address"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_city"]))?$_POST["estimates_city"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_state"]))?$_POST["estimates_state"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_zip"]))?$_POST["estimates_zip"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_phone"]))?$_POST["estimates_phone"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_email"]))?$_POST["estimates_email"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["esitmates_model"]))?$_POST["esitmates_model"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_make"]))?$_POST["estimates_make"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_year"]))?$_POST["estimates_year"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".((isset($_POST["estimates_damage_desc"]))?$_POST["estimates_damage_desc"]:"") ."" . "|" . "".$WA_DFP_UploadStatus["WA_UploadResult1"]["WA_UploadResult1_1"]["serverFileName"] ."" . "|" . "".$WA_DFP_UploadStatus["WA_UploadResult1"]["WA_UploadResult1_2"]["serverFileName"] ."" . "|" . "".$WA_DFP_UploadStatus["WA_UploadResult2"]["WA_UploadResult2_1"]["serverFileName"] ."" . "|" . "".$WA_DFP_UploadStatus["WA_UploadResult2"]["WA_UploadResult2_2"]["serverFileName"] ."";
$WA_columnTypesStr = "',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''|',none,''";
$WA_fieldNames = explode("|", $WA_fieldNamesStr);
$WA_fieldValues = explode("|", $WA_fieldValuesStr);
$WA_columns = explode("|", $WA_columnTypesStr);
$WA_connectionDB = $database_daves;
mysql_select_db($WA_connectionDB, $WA_connection);
if (!session_id()) session_start();
$insertParamsObj = WA_AB_generateInsertParams($WA_fieldNames, $WA_columns, $WA_fieldValues, -1);
$WA_Sql = "INSERT INTO `" . $WA_table . "` (" . $insertParamsObj->WA_tableValues . ") VALUES (" . $insertParamsObj->WA_dbValues . ")";
$MM_editCmd = mysql_query($WA_Sql, $WA_connection) or die(mysql_error());
$_SESSION[$WA_sessionName] = mysql_insert_id();
if ($WA_redirectURL != "") {
if ($WA_keepQueryString && $WA_redirectURL != "" && isset($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]) && $_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"] !== "" && sizeof($_POST) > 0) {
$WA_redirectURL .= ((strpos($WA_redirectURL, '?') === false)?"?":"&").$_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"];
header("Location: ".$WA_redirectURL);

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

your code will create a session variable named "estimates_estimates_id":

$WA_sessionName = "estimates_estimates_id";

Try adding the following at line 1 of the success page:

<?php if(!session_id()) session_start(); ?>

if it is still not working, add the following after the body tag to display all sessions that are set:

<pre><?php var_dump($_SESSION); ?></pre>

check to see if the estimates_estimates_id variable is listed in the session dump.

If it is not, there may be a problem on the server. I am attaching a sessionTest.php file to this message, upload it to the server to test the servers session management abilities. If it fails the test, you will need to contact the host, if it passes, add your insert page and the success page to a zip file and send that with your reply.

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<?php if(!session_id()) session_start(); ?>

Placing this on my success page worked thanks

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I had the same problem while I was developing on a PHP4 server. As soon as I switched to a PHP5 server, my server stored the session variables properly and the redirect to the detai. page worked.

Scripts must be written for PHP5 only.

Maybe this will help someone else.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

most of our extensions write PHP 4 and 5 compatibel code.

In the case of session variables, there are a number of php bugs that can be encountered.

PHP can often forget about the browsing session. Adding:

<?php if(!session_id()) session_start(); ?>

will for ce php to look for the session. This can happen in both php 4 and php 5

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