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Thread: Confrim function for delete

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Confrim function for delete

    Hi there, i basically want a confirmation box to appear when a button is clicked, and ask the user whether they are sure if they want to delete a row from the database.

    However, with the code i constructed now, whether ok or canel is clicked, the row is deleted anyway, If you can have a look over my code below and see why this is happening i will very much appreciate it thank you.


    <link rel='stylesheet' href='layoutcms.css'>


    <script language='JavaScript'>
    function myFunction()
    var x;
    var r=confirm("Press a button!");
    if (r==true)


    <div id="header">
    <h1><img src="laz_logocms.png"
    width="380" height="60" alt="Laz Electric Products" border="0" />

    <div class='navbar'>
    <div class='button'><a href='add_product.php'>Add Product</a></div>
    <div class='button'><a href='edit_product.php'>Edit Product</a></div>
    <div class='button'><a href='delete_product.php'>Delete Product</a></div>
    <div class='button'><a href='index.php'>Front End</a></div>


    <div id="page-container">

    <div id="content">
    <div class="padding">
    <h2>Please select one of the options below by clicking a button.</h2>

    if (isset($_REQUEST['id'])) {
    $id = $_REQUEST['id'];

    // Connect to server and select database

    require_once "config.php";
    $dbhandle = mysql_connect($hostname, $username, $password);

    if (!$dbhandle) die("unable to connect to mysql: " . mysql_error());

    or die ("unable to connect to databse: " . mysql_error());

    // Get values from form

    if (isset($_POST['delete']) && isset($_POST['id']))

    // Delete data from mysql

    $id = get_post('id');

    $query = "DELETE FROM products WHERE product_id = '$id'";

    // if not successfully deleted data from database, displays message "delete failed".

    if (!mysql_query($query, $dbhandle))
    echo "delete failed: $query<br />" .
    mysql_error() . "<br /><br />";

    // Selects all colums rows from table and displays results

    $query2 = "SELECT * FROM products";
    $result = mysql_query($query2, $dbhandle);

    //if not successful in selected data, display "database access failed"

    if (!$result) die ("Database access failed: " . mysql_error());
    $rows = mysql_num_rows($result);

    //displays all records of tables, rather then just first one, which holds "product_id" 2

    for ($j = '0' ; $j < $rows ; ++$j)

    //returns the rows from table "laptop_products"

    $row = mysql_fetch_row($result);

    // data that needs to be displayed through above, function

    echo <<<_END
    product_id: $row[0]
    product_name: $row[1]
    weight: $row[2]
    quantity: $row[3]
    price: $row[4]
    description: $row[5]
    image: $row[6]
    url: $row[7]
    category: $row[8]

    <form action="delete_product.php" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="delete" value="yes" />
    <input type="hidden" name="id" value="$row[0]" />
    <input type="submit" onclick="myFunction()" value="DELETE RECORD" /></form>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    I'm not very familiar with SQL, but it seems you're deleting the row before you even click the button.

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