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Session not created

Thread began 2/04/2010 1:16 am by info97301 | Last modified 2/05/2010 10:49 am by Jason Byrnes | 1209 views | 3 replies |


Session not created


I'm tearing my hair out with this! I have used the wizard for creating registration/login/logout/reminder/update profile pages. If I log in it goes to the update profile page properly, and I have added the 'MemID' number to the display, just so I know it's created.

I then created another page, with a recordset based on the MemID Session (I have even tried this by copying the recordset on the update profile page) - but no record is found.

I have created this on numerous pages now, all with the same result - nothing! I've added new records to the database and logged on as them and the correct profile is always displayed, along with the MemID number - but can I get it to work on a different page??? NO!

On a test page, I inserted the MemID session value to display and get the following error:

PHP Notice: Undefined variable: _SESSION in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\cwtest\admin\users\index.php on line 98

Line 98 is just: <h1>Welcome <?php echo $_SESSION['MemID']; ?></h1>

so the page should read Welcome 1234 (where 1234 is the MemID number).

I'm not unfamiliar with database driven sites - mainly with ASP though - but am fairly new to using the WA stuff, so any help much appreciated, before I go totally bald.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

PHP can "loose sight" of the session collection.

On any page where you wish to use session information, you should include the following code before calling the session variable:

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

this will force PHP to look for the session collection.

I often add that code to my connections file or another include file that is on every page in the site to make sure it is always present without having to think about it.

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Hi Jason

Thanks for that tip - I will use it.

I think I have found the xause of the problem - it appears that only pages which have some SA access rule on store the session variable - though this seems a bit bizarre to me! I had created a recordset where MemID = the Session variable and no record was found. However, when I applied the page access rules, it worked! Perhaps one of those little idiosynchracies that I'll have to learn.

Thanks again


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

applying the access rule automatically adds the code:
<?php if(!session_id()) session_start(); ?>

you can manually add that code to your page instead of applying the access rule.

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