I am building a ticketing system and am currently working on the profile page. I have created drop down menu's so admins can select assign users to a specific group. My page is written in php and when submitting my form everything gets updated except the drop down menu's. I have checked and my variables are being assigned to the correct value depending on which group I choose from the menu.

When I saw this was not working I decided to try inputting code to update the group table directly into my database from phpmyadmin. First i tested with another field in the same table to make sure i had the correct syntax then using the syntax that worked before i changed the field to the group field and got an error.

The group field is assigned as tinyint and limited to 3 chars. I have also tried int instead of tinyint. It's also set to not null and has no other extra attributes. I have tried having it setup as a prim key as well but that made no difference.

As I said before when running the script I get no errors, the group just doesn't get updated in the database even though the variables in the update query are getting a number value assigned. I am stumped as to what could be the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

This is the sql code used.

UPDATE profile SET group = '2' WHERE uid = '2'

This is the error I recieved in phpmyadmin.

#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'group = '2' WHERE uid = '2'' at line 1

This is the php code section with the problem

$sqle = "SELECT * FROM `profile` WHERE uid='$_SESSION[uid]'";

$querye = mysql_query($sqle, $conn) or die(mysql_error());
$rowe = mysql_num_rows($querye);

$curgrp = $rowe[group];

$qgedit = "SELECT gid, gname FROM `group` WHERE gtypid>'$_SESSION[gtypid]' and gtypid!='$curgrp'";
$gedit = mysql_query($qgedit);
$gerow = mysql_num_rows($gedit);

// Query groups for slected user
$gsql = "SELECT group.gname, group.gid, profile.uid, profile.group FROM `group`, `profile` WHERE profile.uid='$_SESSION[uid]' and profile.group=group.gid";
$gquery = mysql_query($gsql, $conn) or die(mysql_error());
$grparray = mysql_fetch_array($gquery);

$g2sql = "SELECT group.gname, group.gid, profile.uid, profile.group2 FROM `group`, `profile` WHERE profile.uid='$_SESSION[uid]' and profile.group2=group.gid";
$g2query = mysql_query($g2sql, $conn) or die(mysql_error());
$grp2array = mysql_fetch_array($g2query);
// End user query

/* Set options for groups*/

while ($gerow=mysql_fetch_array($gedit)) {

    $options.="<option value=\"$gid\">".$gname."</option>";
// End of options

if ( !isset($_POST['submit'])) {

while ($rowe = mysql_fetch_array($querye)) {

if($rowe['disabled'] == "1")


$checkdisabled = 'checked="checked" ';




$checkdisabled = '';

echo '<form action="" method="post">';
echo '<div id="edtprof"><center><h2>Personal Information</h2><table width="28%" align="center" background="images/trimmtext.gif" style="border-style:groove;border-color:navy;margin-top:12px;">
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Username:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="username" value="'.$rowe['username'].'" readonly></h4>
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Disabled:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="checkbox" ' . $checkdisabled . 'name="disabled" value="disabled"></h4>'; 
echo '</td></tr><tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>First Name:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="first_name" id="first_name" value="'.$rowe['first_name'].'"></h4>';
echo '</td></tr><tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Last Name:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="last_name" value="'.$rowe['last_name'].'"></h4>'; 
echo '</td><tr><tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Group:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><select name="group"><option VALUE=0>Choose'. $options .'</SELECT> </h4>'; 
echo '</td><tr><tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Group 2:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><select name="group2"><option VALUE=0>Choose'. $options .'</SELECT></h4>'; 
echo  '</td></tr><tr><td width="50% algin="left"><h3>Home Phone:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="phone" value="'. $rowe['phone'].'"></h4></td></tr>';
echo '<tr><td width="50% algin="left"><h3>Alt Phone:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="altphone" value="'. $rowe['altphone'].'"></h4></td></tr>'; 
echo '<tr><td width="50% algin="left"><h3>Alt Phone Type:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="altphn_title" value="'. $rowe['altphn_title'].'"></h4></td></tr>';
echo '<tr><td width="50% algin="left"><h3>Email Address:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="email" value="'. $rowe['email'].'"></h4></td></tr></table>

<h2>Physical Address</h2><table width="28%" align="center" background="images/trimmtext.gif" style="border-style:groove;border-color:navy;margin-top:12px;">
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Address:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="address" value="'.$rowe['address'].'"></h4></td></tr>
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Address Line 2:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="address2" value="'.$rowe['address2'].'"></h4></td></tr>
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>City:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="city" value="'.$rowe['city'].'"></h4></td></tr>
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>State:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="state" value="'.$rowe['state'].'"></h4></td></tr>
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Zip Code:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="zip" value="'.$rowe['zip'].'">-<input type="text" name="zip4" value="'.$rowe['zip4'].'"></h4></td></tr>
<tr><td width="50% align="left"><h3>Cross Streets:</h3></td><td width="50% align="right"><h4><input type="text" name="cross_roads" value="'.$rowe['cross_roads'].'"></h4></td></tr>
<tr><td align="left"><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Save!"></td></tr></table></center></div></form>';

} else {

$_POST['group']  = stripslashes($_POST['group']);
$_POST['group2']  = stripslashes($_POST['group2']);
$first_name = $_POST[first_name];
$last_name = $_POST[last_name];
$group = $_POST[group];
$group2 = $_POST[group2];
$phone = $_POST[phone];
$altphone = $_POST[altphone];
$altphn_title = $_POST[altphn_title];
$email = $_POST[email];
$address = $_POST[address];
$address2 = $_POST[address2];
$city = $_POST[city];
$state = $_POST[state];
$zip = $_POST[zip];
$zip4 = $_POST[zip4];
$cross_roads = $_POST[cross_roads];

if (isset($_POST["disabled"]) && $_POST["disabled"] == "disabled") {

$disabled = 1;


else {

$disabled = 0;


mysql_query("update profile set disabled='$disabled', first_name='$first_name', last_name='$last_name', group='$group', group2='$group2', phone='$phone', altphone='$altphone', altphn_title='$altphn_title', email='$email', address='$address', address2='$address2', 
city='$city', state='$state', zip='$zip', zip4='$zip4', cross_roads='$cross_roads' WHERE uid='$_SESSION[uid]'");

group is a keyword, use `group`

Thanks. That was my problem. Where is the best place to find a listing of keywords and other important facts like that i'm bound to come across while programming?

I'm not the guy to ask about keywords, certainly I could talk out of my ass, but I won't. As far as programming issues, go to php.net or w3schools.com or google and for mysql I just go to google because there are many great resources and that will allow you to take advantage of all of them.

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