strangely enough I got this to work once but I can't understand how. I've looked it over for hours. need help.

here's the situation.

all I want to do is have my form, a basic form, insert information into my database. It works for all my fields, except two. I get no errors, no messages. It just doesn't register in my database. All the other fields, as I said, register fine. anyone know why this would do this? here are my two pages that the problem should be rooted in...Thanks in advance:



// Get data from form
if($formMethod == "post") {
	$first = $_POST['first'];
	$last = $_POST['last'];
	$age = $_POST['age'];
	$city = $_POST['city'];
	$state = $_POST['state'];
	$fifteen = $_POST['fifteen'];
	$fifteenl = $_POST['fifteenl'];
	$fifteend = $_POST['fifteend'];
	$mile = $_POST['mile'];
	$five = $_POST['fivek'];
	$ten = $_POST['tenk'];
	$half = $_POST['half'];
	$full = $_POST['full'];

else {
	$first = $_GET['first'];
	$last = $_GET['last'];
	$age = $_GET['age'];
	$city = $_GET['city'];
	$state = $_GET['state'];
	$fifteen = $_GET['fifteen'];
	$fifteenl = $_GET['fifteenl'];
	$fifteend = $_GET['fifteend'];
	$mile = $_GET['mile'];
	$five = $_GET['fivek'];
	$ten = $_GET['tenk'];
	$half = $_GET['half'];
	$full = $_GET['full'];

// Remove HTML-tags and unnecessary spaces
$first = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($first)));
$last = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($last)));
$age = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($age)));
$city = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($city)));
$state = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($state)));
$fifteen = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($fifteen)));
$fifteenl = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($fifteenl)));
$fifteend = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($fifteend)));
$mile = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($mile)));
$five = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($five)));
$eight = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($eight)));
$ten = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($ten)));
$half = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($half)));
$full = rtrim(ltrim(strip_tags($full)));

// Check that none of the fields are empty
if (empty($first) || empty($last) || empty($age) || empty($city)  || empty($state)) {
	echo "One or more fields are missing information."; }
else {
	// Connect to MySQL
	mysql_connect($mySQLhost, $mySQLuser, $mySQLpass)
       	or die("Could not connect: " . mysql_error());

	// Insert the data into the database
	if (mysql_query("INSERT INTO $mySQLtable (first,last,age,city,state,fifteen[B],fifteenl,fifteend,[/B]mile,fivek,tenk,half,full) VALUES ('$first','$last','$age','$city','$state','$fifteen','$fifteenl','$fifteend','$mile','$five','$ten','$half','$full')")) {
	echo $regSuccess; }
	else { echo $regFailed ;}

mysql_close(); }

echo "<p><a href='$pathList'>View current list of participants</a></p>";




echo "<form action='$regScript' method='$formMethod' name='form'>";


<label><span>First Name*</span>
<input type='text' name='first' id='first' class='input-text'/>

<label><span>Last Name*</span>
<input type='text' name='last' id='last' class='input-text'/>

<input type='text' name='age' id='age' class='input-text'/>

<input type='text' name='city' id='city' class='input-text'/>


<select name='state' id='state' class='selectInput'>
              <option value="">where do you live?</option>
              <option value="-1">Other</option>

<option value='AK'>Alaska</option>
<option value="AL">Alabama</option>
<option value="AR">Arkansas</option>
<option value="AZ">Arizona</option>
<option value="CA">California</option>
<option value="CO">Colorado</option>
<option value="CT">Connecticut</option>
<option value="DC">District of Columbia</option>
<option value="DE">Delaware</option>
<option value="FL">Florida</option>
<option value="GA">Georgia</option>
<option value="HI">Hawaii</option>
<option value="IA">Iowa</option>
<option value="ID">Idaho</option>
<option value="IL">Illinois</option>
<option value="IN">Indiana</option><option value="KS">Kansas</option><option value="KY">Kentucky</option><option value="LA">Louisiana</option><option value="MA">Massachusetts</option><option value="MD">Maryland</option><option value="ME">Maine</option><option value="MI">Michigan</option><option value="MN">Minnesota</option><option value="MO">Missouri</option><option value="MS">Mississippi</option><option value="MT">Montana</option><option value="NC">North Carolina</option><option value="ND">North Dakota</option><option value="NE">Nebraska</option><option value="NH">New Hampshire</option><option value="NJ">New Jersey</option><option value="NM">New Mexico</option><option value="NV">Nevada</option><option value="NY">New York</option><option value="OH">Ohio</option><option value="OK">Oklahoma</option><option value="OR">Oregon</option><option value="PA">Pennsylvania</option><option value="PR">Puerto Rico</option><option value="RI">Rhode Island</option><option value="SC">South Carolina</option><option value="SD">South Dakota</option><option value="TN">Tennessee</option><option value="TX">Texas</option><option value="UT">Utah</option><option value="VA">Virginia</option><option value="VT">Vermont</option><option value="WA">Washington</option><option value="WI">Wisconsin</option><option value="WV">West Virginia</option><option value="WY">Wyoming</option>




	<tr valign="top">
	 <td><label for="event" id="event"style="font-size:28px;padding-right:5px">1500m:</label><br /></td>
	 <td><label for="txtdistance">TIME:</label><br /><input type="text" name="fifteen" title="" id="time" size="5" class='input-text' /></td>
	 [B]<td><label for="txttime">LOCATION:</label><br /><input type="text" name="fifteenl" title="" id="fifteenl" size="5"class='input-text' /></td>
	 <td><label for="txtlocation">DATE:</label><br /><input type="text" name="fifteend" title="" id="fifteend" size="5"class='input-text' /></td>[/B]

<label><span class='label'>Mile</span>
<input type='text' name='mile' id='time' class='input-text'/>

<label><span class='label'>5k</span>
<input type='text' name='fivek' id='time' class='input-text'/>

<label><span class='label'>10k</span>
<input type='text' name='tenk' id='time' class='input-text'/>

<label><span class='label'>Half</span>
<input type='text' name='half' id='time' class='input-text'/>

<label><span class='label'>Full</span>
<input type='text' name='full' id='time' class='input-text'/>

<input name='submit' type='submit' class='button'value='post it!'>



I've highlighted the fields that aren't working. The fields are: fifteenl & fifteend
(standing for 1500 Location and 1500 Date)

Like I said, all other fields work fine.

Any theories?


9 Years
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Last Post by justinmyoung

there is no space between the id and class for both fields. i doubt that would cause problems, but you never know.

your code is over complicated. you need to simply it and write the html correctly. Many small problems are solved when things are done properly.


i have remade the php. i got rid of the get part of the code because you left your database very unsecure. you did not escape the data you were passing into the database making so i could delete your database if i wanted to.

here is the code:

went from 74 lines to 37.


require( 'config.php' );

$con = mysql_connect( $mySQLhost,$mySQLuser,$mySQLpass ) or die( 'Error: ' . mysql_error() );
mysql_select_db( $mySQLdb );

$error = 0;

if ( isset( $_POST['submit'] ) ) {
	array_map( 'mysql_real_escape_string',$_POST ); //Protects against SQL injection
	foreach( $_POST as $key => $value ) {
		if ( $value == '' ) {
		${$key} = $value;
	if ( $error > 0 ) {
		echo "One or more fields are missing information";
	elseif ( $error == 0 ) {
		$sql   = "INSERT INTO {$mySQLtable} (`first`,`last`,`age`,`city`,`state`,`fifteen`,`fifteenl`,`fifteend`,`mile`,`fivek`,`tenk`,`half`,`full`) VALUES ('{$first}','{$last}','{$age}','{$city}','{$state}','{$fifteen}','{$fifteenl}','{$fifteend}','{$mile}','{$five}','{$ten}','{$half}','{$full}')";
		$query = mysql_query( $sql,$con );
		if ( $query ) {
			echo $regSuccess;
		else {
			echo $regFailed;

echo '<p><a href="' . $pathList . '">View current list of participants</a></p>';

mysql_close( $con );


Thank you very much. It was that space between the id and class fields. I'll work on simplifying my code, and thanks for helping with the php security.

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