TurtleBo TurtleBo - 4 months ago 8
PHP Question

HTML Form Element with Check boxes

I have some PHP displaying an HTML form like this:
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And then updates the information in the table when the update button is pressed.

My issue is with the delete option. Any time I hit the update button, the information IS updated successfully, but I get this error message about the delete statement:
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Here is the code:
// Info to connect to the Wishlist database
$servername = ".com";
$dbusername = "";
$password = "";
$dbname = "";

try {
// To connect to the database please
$conn = new mysqli($servername, $dbusername, $password, $dbname);
if ($conn->connect_error) {
die('Connect Error (' . $conn->connect_errno . ') '
. $conn->connect_error);
}

echo "Please click <strong><a href = 'http://eggcavity.com/add-wishlist'>here</a></strong> to add creatures to your wishlist.";

if(isset($_POST['submit'])){
$ids = $_POST['ids'];

// Prepare and bind the udpate statement
$sql2 = "UPDATE Wishlists SET Picture = ?, Stage = ?, Gender = ?, Frozen = ?, Notes= ? WHERE ID = ?";
$stmt2 = $conn->prepare($sql2);
$stmt2->bind_param('sssssi', $picture, $stage, $gender, $frozen, $notes, $id);

foreach($ids as $id){
$stagecode = $id . "stage";
$gendercode = $id . "gender";
$frozencode = $id . "frozen";
$notescode = $id . "notes";
$namecode = $id . "creature";
$stage = $_POST[$stagecode];
$Stage = $stage;
$gender = $_POST[$gendercode];
$frozen = $_POST[$frozencode];
$notes = $_POST[$notescode];
$name = $_POST[$namecode];

$sql1 = 'SELECT * FROM Creatures WHERE Name = "' . $name . '"';
$result = mysqli_query($conn, $sql1);
$row = $result->fetch_assoc();
$picture = $row["$stage"];

$stmt2->execute();
}

$theCount = 0;
foreach($_POST['delete'] as $selected){
$sql = "DELETE FROM Wishlists WHERE ID = ?";
$stmt = $conn->prepare($sql);
$stmt->bind_param('i', $selected);
$stmt->execute();
$theCount++;
}
echo "Your wishlist has been updated, and" .$theCount. " creature(s) has/have been removed from your wishlist.<br>Please click <a href='http://eggcavity.com/edit-wishlist'>here</a> to return to the edit page.";
} else {
// Get current user's username
$current_user = wp_get_current_user();
$username = $current_user->user_login;
$theDeleteCount = 0;
// Just display the form
$sql = 'SELECT Creature, Picture, Stage, Gender, Frozen, ID FROM Wishlists WHERE Username = "' . $username . '"';
$result = mysqli_query($conn, $sql);
if (mysqli_num_rows($result) > 0) {
echo '<form method="POST"><table><strong>' .
'<tr>' .
'<td></td>' .
'<td>Creature</td>' .
'<td>Stage</td>' .
'<td>Gender</td>' .
'<td>Frozen</td>' .
'</tr></strong>';
while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
$creature = $row["Creature"];
$id = $row["ID"];
$picture = $row["Picture"];
$stage = $row["Stage"];
echo '<input name="ids[]" type="hidden" value="' . $id . '">' .
'<input name="' . $id . 'creature" type="hidden" value="' . $creature . '">' .
'<tr>' .
'<td rowspan="2"><img src="' . $picture . '"></td>' .
'<td>' . $creature . '</td>' .
'<td><select name="' . $id . 'stage">' .
'<option value ="' . $stage . '" selected>' . $stage . '</option>' .
'<option value = "Stage1">Stage1(Egg)</option>' .
'<option value = "Stage2">Stage2</option>' .
'<option value = "Stage3">Stage3</option>' .
'<option value = "Stage4">Stage4</option>' .
'</select></td>' .
'<td><select name="' . $id . 'gender">' .
'<option value ="' . $row["Gender"] . '" selected>' . $row["Gender"] . '</option>' .
'<option value = "Unspecified">Unspecified</option>' .
'<option value = "Female">Female</option>' .
'<option value = "Male">Male</option>' .
'</select></td>' .
'<td><select name="' . $id . 'frozen">' .
'<option value ="' . $row["Frozen"] . '" selected>' . $row["Frozen"] . '</option>' .
'<option value="Unspecified">Unspecified</option>' .
'<option value="Yes">Yes</option>' .
'<option value="No">No</option>' .
'</select></td>' .
'</tr>' .
'<tr>' .
'<td colspan="3">Notes: <input type="text" name="' . $id . 'notes" value="' . $row["Notes"] .'"></td>' .
'<td>' . 'Delete<br>' . '<input type="checkbox" name="creatures[]" value="' . $id . '"></td>' .
'</tr>';
}
echo '</table><input name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" value="Update"></form>';
} else {
echo "<br>You have no creatures in your wishlist.";
}
}
} catch (mysqli_sql_exception $e) {
throw $e;
}

// Close the connection to the database
$conn->close();


If you could please help me find what is wrong with the information I am passing to the foreach() statement:

foreach($_POST['delete'] as $selected){


I would be forever grateful. Any idea helps.

I have tried a few many things, a lot of which were found on stackoverflow. I think I am probably missing something small and/or stupid. I have another page running off of a checkbox form which works just fine.

Thank you and have a great day!

Answer

if deleting is optional every time then just put an variable check like

if(isset($_POST['creatures']))
{
 foreach($_POST['creatures'] as $selected){
                $sql = "DELETE FROM Wishlists WHERE ID = ?";
                $stmt = $conn->prepare($sql);
                $stmt->bind_param('i', $selected);
                $stmt->execute();
                $theCount++;
            }
}

this code will run only when it finds $_POST['creatures'] means ur checkbox is checked