Displaying data from a db so it can be edited and updated

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Displaying data from a db so it can be edited and updated

Postby phantom_turtle » Thu Nov 07, 2002 9:40 pm

I have been programming in c++ for a while now and I have decided to have a go at PHP. I am just starting so this may seem a silly question.I am familiar with the method of displaying records from a sql database in a table. My problem is that I want to be able to display the data and at the same time be able to edit it and update it back into the database.

For example:
Say I requested all the records from a table in my db and and displayed them in a table:

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| john | smith | 5555-5555 | 123 somewhere|
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etc...

What i want to be able to do is display the data above in a way that i can change john smiths phone number and update it back to the database.

If some one could post a bit of sample code on how to do it it would be a huge help.

Thanks

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Postby Oleg Butuzov » Sat Nov 09, 2002 5:40 am

try to diplay values in the form
like this
echo"<form action=update.php method=post>";
echo "<input type=text name=id value='$data['id']'>";
echo "<input type=submit value='send'> </form>";

update.php will be update your db and reload in edit page wgere are you starting...


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