prado prado - 1 year ago 71
HTML Question

how to store $_POST values to save in a file line by line

I have a PHP form and I want to save the selected values to a file one in a line. I am not very much used with PHP.

Right now, my script is storing data in one line with many other characters included. Below is the code I am using in the action.php

if(isset($_POST)) {
$o = json_encode($_POST);


The output I am receiving in data.txt is like below.


What I would like to get is something like this:



$handle = fopen("newtest1.txt", "r");
if ($handle) {?>
<form action="checkbox-form.php" method="post">
while (($line = fgets($handle)) !== false) {
<input type="checkbox" name="formDoor[]" value="<?php echo $line; ?>"/><?php echo $line; ?><br />
<input type="submit" name="formSubmit" value="Submit">


I googled to come this far, can somebody help me?

Thanks in advance.

Answer Source

"formDoor" is a key in your $_POST associative array (which is similar to a dictionary here). You can access it via $_POST['formDoor'], and check for its existence via isset($_POST['formDoor']).

Outputting the formDoor parameter to the file can be done like this:

if(isset($_POST['formDoor'])) {
    $formDoor = $_POST['formDoor'];
    // check if the formDoor field is actually an array
    if(is_array($formDoor)) {
        // combine the array values into a string
        $data = implode('',$formDoor);
        file_put_contents('data.txt', $data);           
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