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query mysql and pass array to a form to create dynamic drop down list in PHP
Date: January 22, 2013 08:40AM
I am new to PHP mysql progamming, so please excuse me if I am doing something silly.
My objective is to create a form that presents a drop down list, which is dynamically populated based on a query from a mysql database. I have the main controller (sell.php), which should query the database and then should pass an array to the form called sell_form.php.
The form seems to be working ok when I define the array within the form manually or even within the controller manually. So, it seems that somehow when I am querying the database and trying to build the array, I am doing something wrong.
Hopefully, someone can point me to the right direction.
content of sell_form.php :
<form action="sell.php" method="post">
// $stocksym = array(5,6,7);
foreach ($stocksym as $key => $value)
echo "<option value=$key> $value </option>";
<button type="submit" class="btn">Sell</button>
The relevant content of sell.php (this is where I beleive I am doing something wrong):
$rows = query("SELECT * FROM portfolio WHERE id = ?", $_SESSION["id"]);
foreach ($rows as $row))
$stocksym = $row["symbol"];
The relevant mysql table is:
mysql> select * from portfolio;
| id | symbol | shares |
| 1 | AAPL | 2 |
| 1 | MSFT | 15 |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)
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