I have two input textbox with the same name, when submiting the page I get only the value of the second textbox.

how can i get the value of both fields???

When you setup the textbox fields, make sure they both have names and that their names are unique. So something like below is an example:

<form method='post'>
<input type='text' name='box1' size=30><br>
<input type='text' name='box2' size=30>
</form>

Then to retrieve those 2 fields and display them you would use the following php code:

echo $_POST['box1']; //displays first field in above example
echo "<br>"; // adds new html line.
echo $_POST['box2']; //displays second field in above example

So try to make sure the field names are unique and in the form element it has method=post

The textboxes should have similar names. In asp I get the values of both separated by commas, how to get that in php

I have just done a few tests and I don't see how it is possible to have the two name= fields exactly identicle but what you can do is put arrays in the name= fields and retrieve the $_POST as a 2 dimensional array. Below is an example of what I have done.

<form method='post'>
<input type='text' name='test[0]' value='111'><br>
<input type='text' name='test[1]' value='222'><input type=submit value='submit'></form><br>
<?
var_dump($_POST); //dumps the variable
echo "<p><hr>";
echo $_POST['test'][0];
echo "<br>";
echo $_POST['test'][1];
?>

Also you need to click the submit button for the above example to work. The above example shows about displaying what information the $_POST array holds and shows about using 2 dimensional $_POST arrays. Other than using arrays in the name= field,or changing the name of the field to be unique, you will find that only the last field of its duplicate name will be recorded in php.

well I found the way to solve this issue:

<form method='post'>

	<input name="test[]" type="text" />
	<input name="test[]" type="text" />  
<br>
	<input type=submit value=submit>
</form>

<?   
    echo $test[0]."<br>".$test[1]; 
?>

I have two input textbox with the same name, when submiting the page I get only the value of the second textbox.

how can i get the value of both fields???

i think same name textbox have to display there value.i tried some code [php].they are executing well.if u have still proble... then use id for controls.below code working good.............

<table width="287" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

  <tr>
    <td colspan="5"><form id="form" name="form" method="post" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>">
      <table width="285" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

        <tr>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          <td>name</td>
          <td><input type="text" name="cool" /></td>
          </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          <td>address</td>
          <td><input type="text" name="cool" /></td>
          </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          <td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" /></td>
          <td>&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
      </table>
        </form>    </td>
  </tr>

  <tr>
    <td width="129"><?php 
    if(isset($_POST['Submit']))
    {
         echo "name".$_POST['cool'];
         echo "adderss".$_POST['cool'];
    }
    else
    {
       echo "yu didn't click in go button";
    }
     ?></td>
    <td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="5">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Edited 3 Years Ago by Reverend Jim: Fixed formatting

Actually it doesn't work !!! But I fixed it and it works like that:

<table width="287" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

<tr>
<td colspan="5"><form id="form" name="form" method="post" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>">
<table width="285" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>name</td>
<td><input type="text" name="cool[]" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>address</td>
<td><input type="text" name="cool[]" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" /></td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>
</form> </td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td width="129"><?php 
if(isset($_POST['Submit']))
{
echo "name".$_POST['cool'][0];
echo "adderss".$_POST['cool'][1];
}
else
{
echo "yu didn't click in go button";
}
?></td>
<td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
<td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
<td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
<td width="5">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>

I think it solve your problem

<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

</head>

<body>
<table width="287" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

<tr>
<td colspan="5"><form id="form" name="form" method="post" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>">
<table width="285" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>name</td>
<td><input type="text" name="textfield[]"  id="textfield[0]"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>address</td>
<td><input type="text" name="textfield[]"  id="textfield[1]" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"  onClick=" return form()"/></td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>
</form> </td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td width="129">


</td>
<td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
<td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
<td width="76">&nbsp;</td>
<td width="5">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
<? 
echo "name =".$_POST['textfield'][0];
echo"<br>";
echo "address =".$_POST['textfield'][1];
?>
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