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Re: Table data into dropdown
Posted by: Parker Shannon
Date: March 30, 2022 06:33AM

Place "/" before "n" -- just screws up the output. I can get the target, but this thing looks like crap.

I have to say, I have been doing this since 1967 (I'm 82), taught over 3,000 professional programmers and this is the nastiest piece of code I have ever seen. What kills me are the random sequences of special characters and I find it hard to believe that this can't be done with simpler, more straight-ahead code.

I really, really hate to bother you with this petty crap and I always spend at least a day or two googling on something before I come to you. Do you have a PayPal account?


// Database connection data
$servername = "";
$dbuser = "parker1939";
$dbpasswrd = "xxxxxxx";
$dbname = "MYSQL5_1020784_database39";

// Create connection
$dbconnect = mysqli_connect($servername, $dbuser, $dbpasswrd, $dbname);

// Check connection
if (!$dbconnect) {
die("Connection failed: " . mysqli_connect_error());

$resfoo = mysqli_query( $dbconnect, "SELECT short_name FROM durham_person" ) or die( "Cannot retrieve foo values" );
echo "<b>Foo Value:</b>&nbsp;/n";
echo " <select name='short_name' onChange='submit(this.form)'>/n";
while( $row = mysqli_fetch_row( $resfoo )) {
$sel = ( $table === $row[0] ) ? "id='sel' selected" : "";
printf( " <option %s value='%s'>%s</option>/n", $sel, $row[0], $row[0] );
echo " </select>/n";
echo " <input id='edit' type='button' value='Pick a foo' onClick='submit(this.form)'>/n";


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March 28, 2022 06:58AM
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