Form with Checkboxes

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Form with Checkboxes

Postby kimmibaby » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:34 am

I have a contact form with checkboxes. Everything else works fine when the email is sent except the checkboxes. It says array instead of the checked options. I originally had code that only displayed one checked option instead of all.

If anyone could help me out and show me what's actually wrong, I'd so much appreciate it! I've been stuck on it for a while.

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/* Functions we used */
function check_input($data, $problem='')
    $data = trim($data);
    $data = stripslashes($data);
    $data = htmlspecialchars($data);
    if ($problem && strlen($data) == 0)
    return $data;

function show_error($myError)

    <b>Please correct the following error:</b><br />
    <?php echo $myError; ?>


/* Set e-mail recipient */
$myemail  = "";
$subject = "Online Quote Request Form"

/* Check all form inputs using check_input function */
$Name = check_input($_POST['Name'], "Enter your name");
$ContactPhone = check_input($_POST['ContactPhone'], "Enter your contact number");
$BusinessName = check_input($_POST['BusinessName']);
$Email = check_input($_POST['Email']);
foreach($_POST['ServicesRequired'] as $value) {   
   $ServicesRequired .= "Checked: $value\n";   
$ServicesRequired = check_input($_POST['ServicesRequired']);
$SimilarSites = check_input($_POST['SimilarSites']);
$OwnArtworkSupplied = check_input($_POST['OwnArtworkSupplied']);
$Pages = check_input($_POST['Pages']);
$UpdateOwnContent = check_input($_POST['UpdateOwnContent']);
$TimeFrame = check_input($_POST['TimeFrame']);
$Budget = check_input($_POST['Budget']);

$Details = check_input($_POST['Details'], "Write your enquiry");

/* If e-mail is not valid show error message */
if (!preg_match("/([\w\-]+\@[\w\-]+\.[\w\-]+)/", $Email))
    show_error("E-mail address not valid");

/* Let's prepare the message for the e-mail */
$message = "Hello!

Your contact form has been submitted by:

Name: $Name 
Contact Number: $ContactPhone
Business Name: $BusinessName
E-mail: $Email

Services Required : $ServicesRequired

Websites they want their website to be similar to: $SimilarSites

Will own artwork be supplied: $OwnArtworkSupplied

Pages Required and how many: $Pages

Will you want to update the website content yourself? $UpdateOwnContent

Do you have a time frame: $TimeFrame

Budget: $Budget


End of message

/* Send the message using mail() function */
mail($myemail, $subject, $message);

/* Redirect visitor to the thank you page */
header('Location: thanks.php');


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<form name="quote_form" class="quote_form" method="POST" action="testscript.php">

<input type="text" name="Name" size="50" class="name">

<input type="text" name="BusinessName" size="50" class="BusinessName">
*Contact Number:
<input type="text" name="ContactPhone" size="50">
<input type="text" name="Email" size="50">
Services Required (tick as many as required):
<input type="checkbox" name="ServicesRequired[]" value="CustomWebsiteDesign" /> Custom Website Design

<input type="checkbox" name="ServicesRequired[]" value="Ecommerce" /> E-Commerce

<input type="checkbox" name="ServicesRequired[]" value="TemplateDesign" /> Template Design
<input type="checkbox" name="ServicesRequired[]" value="HostingDomain" /> Hosting/Domain

<input type="checkbox" name="ServicesRequired[]" value="WebDevelopment" /> Web Development

<input type="checkbox" name="ServicesRequired[]" value="Photography" /> Photography

Are there any sites you want your website to be similar to?
<input type="text" name="SimilarSites" size="50" >
Will own artwork be supplied? (Logos, images etc)
<input type="text" name="OwnArtworkSupplied" size="50">
What pages will you require and estimate of how many?
<input type="text" name="Pages" size="50">
Will you want to update the website content yourself?
<input type="text" name="UpdateOwnContent" size="50">
Do you have a time frame?
<input type="text" name="TimeFrame" size="50">

Do you have a budget you need to work with?

<input type="text" name="Budget" size="50">
<textarea rows="8" cols="40" name="Details"></textarea>
<input type="submit" class="submitquotebutton" name="submit" value="submit!">

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Re: Form with Checkboxes

Postby egami » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:19 am

$ServicesRequired = ''; // set a blank var, otherwise the log file throws an error..

foreach($_POST['ServicesRequired'] as $key => $value) {
$ServicesRequired .= $value."\r\n<br>";

There is no need to do any checking on this variable really, since it's already hard coded.
Or, simply check to make sure that at least one service was checked..

if ($ServicesRequired == '') {
throw your error here..

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