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  1. #1
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    how to retrieve a value from a MySql database to a radio button

    I need to know how to retrieve a value from a MySql database to a radio button on a HTML form. I have been able to retrieve the text field, just not the radio buttons.
    i need to update the account values using php but i cant retrieve value from radio button please see the code and help me get of of this frustrating situation.
    thanks
    PHP Code:
    <?php include("../includes/config.php"); ?>
    <?php
     
    if ($_SESSION["isadmin"])
       {

       
    $con=mysql_connect($dbserver,$dbusername,$dbpassword);
    if (!
    $con) { die('Could not connect: ' mysql_error()); }

    mysql_select_db($dbname$con);
    $accountid=$_GET["id"];
    $result mysql_query("SELECT * FROM accounts WHERE (id='".$accountid."')");


        while(
    $row mysql_fetch_array($result))
        {
           
    $id=$row['id'];
           
    $firstname $row['firstname'];
           
    $lastname $row['lastname'];
           
    $email=$row['email'];
           
    $type=$row['type'];
        }
    mysql_close($con);
    ?>
    <!DOCTYPE HTML>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Edit User</title>
    <link rel="StyleSheet" href="../admin/css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen">
    </head>


    <body>
    <?php include("../admin/includes/header.php"); ?>
    <?php 
    include("../admin/includes/nav.php"); ?>
    <?php 
    include("../admin/includes/manage-users-aside.php"); ?>
    <div id="maincontent">

        <div id="breadcrumbs">
            <a href="">Home</a> >
             <a href="">Manage Users</a> >
             <a href="">List Users</a> >
             Edit User
        </div>
        <h2>Edit User</h2>

        <form method="post" action="users-edit-action.php">
        <input type="hidden" value="<?php echo $accountid?>" name="id" />
        <label>Email/Username:</label><input type="text" name="email" value="<?php echo $email?>" /><br /><br />
        <label>Password:</label><input type="password" name="password" value="<?php echo $password;?>" /><br /><br />
        <label>First Name:</label><input type="text" name="firstname" value="<?php echo $firstname?>" /><br /><br />
        <label>Last Name:</label><input type="text" name="lastname" value="<?php echo $lastname?>" /><br /><br />
        <label>Type:</label><br />
        <input type="radio" name="type" value="Student""<?php echo $type;?>" /> Student<br />
        <input type="radio" name="type" value="Teacher""<?php echo $type?>" /> Teacher<br />

            <input type="submit" value="Edit" />
        </form>



    </div>

    </body>
    <?php include("../admin/includes/footer.php"); ?>
    </html>
    <?php
       
    }
        else
        {
            
    header("Location: ".$fullpath."login/unauthorized.php");

        }
    ?>
    please tell me where iam wrong and how to solve it correctly.thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
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    I don't know what's in the $type as value...
    Also I see you include a config.php file, I would put the MySQL connection into that file too.

    David

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