Keeping prepopulated information in textarea after errors & 1 more related issue

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Last Post: July 29   (RSS)

By gkornbluth - July 18 - edited: July 20

Hi All,

I have a text field in an update form on a multi record detail page that gets its record number from the end of the URL and using the _link : code in the list page to select the record for the detail page.

In this example, there are only 2 text box fields, ‘existing’ and pending’ in each record.

The textarea field in this form get pre-populated from the information in a field in the appropriate record.

1) The mysql_update stopped updating the record and I can’t figure out what I did.

2) If a submit is attempted, whether and errors and alerts are thrown or not, the textarea field loses it’s pre-populated (and potentially revised) information and is blank and I get the following 2 errors on the page;
Notice: Undefined variable: record in /home2/ngpymrmy/public_html/pollick/OK/updater17.php on line 41
and
Notice: Undefined variable: originRecord in /home2/ngpymrmy/public_html/pollick/OK/updater17.php on line 161.

Any thoughts on how I can eliminate the errors and keep the information showing after a submission error is thrown?

Thanks,

Jerry Kornbluth

Here’s the active code I’m using. (The complete page is attached)

At the top of the List page:

<?php if (!$CURRENT_USER) { websiteLogin_redirectToLogin(); } ?>
<?php $userAuth = $CURRENT_USER['photo_album_notes_revision_authorization'] ?>
<?php
// load records from 'updater'
list($updaterRecords, $updaterMetaData) = getRecords(array(
'tableName' => 'updater',
'loadUploads' => true,
'allowSearch' => false,
'where' => 'photo_album_notes_revision_authorization = "'. $userAuth .'"' ,
));

?>

And the Link in the body:

<?php foreach ($updaterRecords as $record): ?>
<a href="http://pollick.net/OK/updater17.php?recNum=<?php echo $record['num'] ?>">http://pollick.net/OK/updater17.php?recNum=<?php echo $record['num'] ?></a>
<?php endforeach ?>

And at the top of the updater page:

<?php header('Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8'); ?>
<?php $recNum = $_REQUEST['recNum']; ?>
<?php include ("../_website_init.php");
// load record from 'updater'
list($updaterRecords, $updaterMetaData) = getRecords(array(
'tableName' => 'updater',
'where' => 'num = "'. $recNum .'"' ,
'loadUploads' => true,
'allowSearch' => false,
));
?>
<?php if (!$CURRENT_USER) { websiteLogin_redirectToLogin(); } ?>
<?php
foreach ($updaterRecords as $record):
if ($record['num'] == $recNum ){


$originRecord = mysql_get('updater', $record['num']);
if (!empty( $originRecord['existing'] )) {
echo $originRecord['existing']; // for testing
}
if (!empty( $originRecord['pending'] )) {
echo $originRecord['pending']; // for testing
}

}

endforeach;
?>

<?php // prepopulate fields
if ( @!$_REQUEST['save'] && @!$_REQUEST['go']) {
foreach ($updaterRecords as $record):
foreach ($record as $name => $value):
if (array_key_exists($name, $_REQUEST)) { continue; }
$_REQUEST[$name] = $value;
endforeach;
endforeach;
}
?>
<?php $recNum =$record['num']; ?>

RECORD NUMBER = <?php echo $recNum ?>

<?php // error checking
if ( @$_REQUEST['save'] && @!$_REQUEST['go']) {
$errorsAndAlerts = "Remember, before you can update the 'Notes', you must check the check box above the 'Submit' button.";
}
?>
<?php // submit form if criteria are met
$sent = 0 ;
if ( @$_REQUEST['go'] && @$_REQUEST['save'] ){

$colsToValues = array();
$colsToValues['pending'] = $_REQUEST['pending'];
mysql_update('updater', $recNum, null, $colsToValues);
// on success
$errorsAndAlerts = "The revised 'notes' below have been submitted and are pending approval<br><br>To make further changes, correct the text, then Click/Tap the 'Submit' button again.";
$sent = 1;
}
?>

And the update form in the body:

<!-- UPDATE FORM -->
<?php if (@$errorsAndAlerts): ?>
<div class="navigation_font" style="color: #fea407; font-weight: bold; font-size: 1.3em;"><br />
<?php echo $errorsAndAlerts; ?><br />
</div>
<?php endif ?>
<br />
<?php if (@$errorsAndAlerts ==""):?>
<br />
<span class="navigation_font"> If it exists, the form will be populated with the existing 'Notes' information. Enter your changes and Click/Tap on 'Submit'</span><br />
<br />
<?php endif ?>
<form method="post" action="?">
<input type="hidden" name="save" value="1" />
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">
<?php if($sent==0):?>
<tr>
<td valign="top" class="navigation_font" style="font-size:1.3em">Existing Notes &nbsp; </td>
<td><textarea name="pending" class="navigation_font" style="font-size:1.2em; color:#000; background-color:#9f775f;" ROWS="20" COLS="150" />
<?php echo $originRecord['existing']; ?>
</textarea></td>
</tr>
<?php else :?>
<tr>
<td valign="top" class="navigation_font" style="font-size:1.3em"></td>
<td><textarea name="pending" class="navigation_font" style="font-size:1.2em; color:#000; background-color:#9f775f;" ROWS="20" COLS="150" />
<?php echo $originRecord['pending']; ?>
</textarea></td>
</tr>
<?php endif ?>
<tr>
<td colspan="2"><br>
<br>
<input type = "checkbox" id="go" name="go" value = "1" <?php checkedIf(1,
@$_REQUEST['go']);?> />
<span class="navigation_font">When you're ready to update, check this box and click
"Submit"</span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2" align="center"><br />
<input class="button" type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit &gt;&gt;" /></td>
</tr>
</table>
</form>

<!-- END UPDATE FORM -->

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By gkornbluth - July 29

Hi Greg,

Thanks very much for catching that.

With a few more code changes the page seems to work now. 

Once I've finished adding the additional functionality, I'll post the result.

Best,

Jerry Kornbluth

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By gregThomas - July 29

Thanks Jerry! Good to hear it's up and running.

Greg Thomas

PHP Programmer - interactivetools.com