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Thank you in advance to anyone who can solve this for me.

In a registration form of mine the user selects the state they live in with a drop down menu.

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First, let me say thank you for such rapid responses.

I apologize. I'm probably not explaining myself correctly.

I do not have any trouble updating the record with the select menu, what I can't make work is getting the select menu to be 'display' or be 'pre-selected' based on the users input that already lives on the db.
What happens is - when a users chooses to update their record, update.php is a form with all of their fields displayed 'pre-populated' - all but the drop-down menus. I keep getting value =0.

Thanks again.

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Okay! I saw your other thread. Anyways, this is how you can make it work. Have an onchange event in your selectbox. When a value is selected, submit the page. (document.form.submit()). $_POST will have the value selected from the dropdown. Then check if it matches with each option value. If it matches, then echo "selected", or else, echo nothing.

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Again, Thank you.

I'm afraid I understand a little of what you are suggesting to do.

I do not want the form to submit on change.
Can you explainhow to "Check if it matches". I'm doing U.S states (all 50). Would I have to do if /else statements for each?

I hope I am making clear what I am trying to do.

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Okay. Can you post your code ? I need to see why your page showing the 'default value' instead of the selected value ?

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