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Hello, I have a form that has several checkboxes. It looks similar to this:

<input name="service_needed[]" type="checkbox" value="service1" class="checkbox" />
<input name="service_needed[]" type="checkbox" value="service2" class="checkbox" />
<input name="service_needed[]" type="checkbox" value="service3" class="checkbox" />

I'm trying to store the values of whichever boxes are checked inside of one variable so that I can use that variable in the mail(); function.

I know I have to use a foreach to print them out similar to this:

foreach ($_POST['service_needed'] as $Services) {
       echo $Services;
}

....But then how I do store what the loop prints out inside of a variable? If I use $Services, it only gives me the last checkbox checked value. I need all boxes values that are checked stored inside of one variable.

Thanks for any help.

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Last Post by antwan1986
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Hi Andrew, if you wanted them all into one string variable, you could do this:

// Bind the posted array of checkbox elements to a variable.
$service_needed = $_POST['service_needed'];

// We use implode to separate the array with a comma and a space.
$allCheckboxes = implode(", ", $service_needed);

// Echo out the string for you to see.
echo $allCheckboxes;

Try that!

Anthony

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Hi Andrew, if you wanted them all into one string variable, you could do this:

// Bind the posted array of checkbox elements to a variable.
$service_needed = $_POST['service_needed'];

// We use implode to separate the array with a comma and a space.
$allCheckboxes = implode(", ", $service_needed);

// Echo out the string for you to see.
echo $allCheckboxes;

Try that!

Anthony

Thank you Anthony! That worked great.

It's amazing how soon I forget little things like that. I just started PHP in January and we learned Implode/Explode in the 2nd week of class I believe, but I completely forgot about it.

Thank you again.

Andrew

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Hi Andrew, if you wanted them all into one string variable, you could do this:

// Bind the posted array of checkbox elements to a variable.
$service_needed = $_POST['service_needed'];

// We use implode to separate the array with a comma and a space.
$allCheckboxes = implode(", ", $service_needed);

// Echo out the string for you to see.
echo $allCheckboxes;

Try that!

Anthony

Try this ....

index.php
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<form action="process.php" method="post">
<input name="service_needed[]" type="checkbox" value="service1" class="checkbox" />
<input name="service_needed[]" type="checkbox" value="service2" class="checkbox" />
<input name="service_needed[]" type="checkbox" value="service3" class="checkbox" />
<input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" />
</form>

process.php
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<?php

$count  = count($_POST["service_needed"]);

for($i=0;$i<$count;$i++)
{
	$newvarible[$i] = $_POST["service_needed"][$i]; 
} 

echo "The First Checked Value is<b>    ".$newvarible[0]."   </b><br>";
echo "The Sec Checked Value is<b>      ".$newvarible[1]."   </b><br>";
echo "The Third Checked Value is<b>    ".$newvarible[2]."   </b><br>"; 

?>
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Not a problem pal, everyone's here to help! Mark this thread as solved, and happy PHP coding!

Until next time,

Anthony

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