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Data can't be inserted into Access database

Posted by Jo (Jo), 8 July 2008
Hi everyone, I'm currently doing a online personal information registration form and currently in need of some help. My form has the form and a confirmation page. After the user clicks submit on both pages, it would store the data into the database. However I'm not able to store it in the database. After clicking submit, it would insert blank data and in the browser, it would say all the variables are undefined. The connection to the database is ok as I'm able to read data from it.
This is the code I use to submit data into the database.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
$_POST['username'] = $username;
$_POST['admin'] = $admin;
$_POST['gender'] = $gender;
$_POST['address'] = $address;
$_POST['hometel'] = $hometel;
$_POST['hp'] = $hp;
$_POST['email'] = $email;
$_POST['course'] = $course;
$_POST['year'] = $year;
$_POST['path'] = $path;
$_POST['title'] = $title;
$_POST['supervisor'] = $supervisor;

echo "Data has been submitted";

function Enter_New_Entry($username,$admin,$gender,$address,$phone,$hp,$email,$course,$year,$path,$title,$supervisor) {

  if(!$cnx = odbc_connect( 'FYP' , 'root', '' ))die("error with connection");
   $SQL_Exec_String = "Insert Into rank (username,admin,gender,address,hometel,hp,email,course,year,path,title,supervisor)
           Values ('$username','$admin','$gender','$address','$phone','$hp','$email','$course','$year','$path','$title','$supervisor')";

   $cur= odbc_exec( $cnx, $SQL_Exec_String );
   if (!$cur) {
       Error_handler( "Error in odbc_exec( no cursor returned ) " , $cnx );

   odbc_close( $cnx);


Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 9 July 2008
At a first glance, it looks as if your assignments are the wrong way round ...

$_POST[xxx] = $xxx;

should read

$xxx = $_POST[xxx];

i.e. copy the incoming form variables into local variables of the same name.

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