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  1. #1
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    getting variable issue

    Below is code for a page that works fine except fpr sopme reason it does not add the variable value as it should to the url. If you look at the bottom of the code. i ecoded the variable and the value does display. any idea why its not adding the variable value to the url
    PHP Code:
    <a href=<?php echo'UpdateMyInformation.php?id=$user_id'?>>Edit</a>



    PHP Code:
    <?php

    session_start
    ();  // Start Session?

    include 'config/db.php'

    $query= ("SELECT * FROM users WHERE user_id = '$user_id'");

    $result=mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());

    while(
    $r=mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { 


    $first_name  $r['first_name'];
    $last_name $r['last_name'];
    $DOB $r['DOB'];
    $street_address $r['street_address'];
    $post_office_box $r['post_office_box'];
    $city $r['city'];
    $province $r['province'];
    $postal $r['postal'];
    $home_phone $r['home_phone'];
    $email_address $r['email_address'];
    $username $r['username'];
    $spousefirstname $r['spousefirstname'];
    $spouselastname $r['spouselastname'];
    $spousedob $r['spousedob'];
    $spousesex $r['spousesex'];
    $user_id $r['user_id'];
    }

    ?>

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

    <html>
    <head>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; 
    charset=ISO-8859-1">
    <meta name="Keywords" content="">
    <meta name="Description" content="">
    <meta NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="ALL">
    <title>My Information</title>

    <style type="text/css" media="all">
        @import "css/main.css";

    </style>
    <?php include("familyConfig.php"); ?>

    </head>
    <body>

    <div id="outer">
    <?php include 'banner.php'?>
        <div id="sub">
            <div id="center">
    <table class='columntable'>
    <tr>
    <th class='tableheader' colspan='2'>My Inforamtion</th>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><div Align=left><b>First Name / Last Name</b></div></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><div align=left><?php echo $first_name." ".$last_name?></div>
    </td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Date of Birth</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $DOB?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>User Name</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $username?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <th class='tableheader' colspan='2'>Contact Information</th>
    </tr>


    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>City</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $city?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Street Address</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $street_address?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Other Mailing Info</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $post_office_box?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Province</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $province?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Postal Code</b></b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $postal?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Home Phone</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $home_phone?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Email Address</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $email_address?></div></td>
    </tr>


    <tr>
    <th class='tableheader' colspan='3'>Spouse Information</th>
    </tr>


    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b><b>Spouse First / Last Name</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $spousefirstname." ".$spouselastname?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Date of Birth</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $spousedob?></div></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td class='rowLeft'><div Align=left><b>Sex</b></div></td>
    <td class='rowRight'><div align=left><?php echo $spousesex?></div></td>
    </tr>

    </table>
    <?php echo  $user_id?>
    <a href=<?php echo'UpdateMyInformation.php?id=$user_id'?>>Edit</a>
            </div>

    <div id="left">
        <? include 'leftlinks.php'; ?>
          </div>
      </div>
            
            <div id="right">
     <?php echo $msg?>

    <form action="codeChangePassword.php" method="post" name="password" id="password">

              <table class="columntable">
                <tr>
                  <td colspan="2" class="tableheader">Change Password </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td class="rowLeft">Enter Password </td>
                  <td class="rowRight"><input name="new_password" type="password" id="new_password" size="8"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td class="rowLeft">Confirm</td>
                  <td class="rowRight"><input name="confirm_password" type="password" id="confirm_password" size="8"></td>
                </tr>
              </table>
              <p>
                <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Change Password">
              </p>
              </form>
      </div>
     
        <div id="footer">
            <?php include('footer.php'); ?>
      </div>
    </div>

    </body>
    </html>
    Kevin

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    Use double quotes around the string being echoed instead of single so that the variable gets interpolated.
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    thank you for the help something so simple
    Kevin

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