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Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:13 pm

The easiest way is to set up a mysql database. Without knowing more about what you want to do and why, I can't tell you the exact structure you'd use, but you could just use one table like this:

TABLE: id, box1, box2, box3

When the form is submitted, you'd get the $_POST['box1'] etc. and insert them into the database using something like this (with mysqli or PDO). Obviously this isn't all you'd need, but it should get you started.

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$box1 = $_POST['box1'];
$box2 = $_POST['box2'];
$box3 = $_POST['box3'];

$insertQuery = "INSERT INTO table (box1, box2, box3) VALUES ('$box1', '$box2', '$box3')";

if (mysqli_query($link, insertQuery) === TRUE) 
{
    echo "Result stored";
}
To read back the database, you'd just want a SELECT query:

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$selectQuery = "SELECT box1, box2, box3 FROM table";
$result = mysqli_query($link, $selectQuery);

while ($row = mysqli_fetch_array($result))
{
echo $row[0]."<br/>";
echo $row[1]."<br/>";
echo $row[2]."<br/>";
}


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