Hi guys,

I have a form where users update a posts information.

One of the sections is the following :

<td><input type="text" name="author" size="30" value="<?php poem_info($pid,author); ?>"></td>

as you can see I'm using php to populate the field. Here is the function poem_info():

function poem_info($pid,$record){
		require_once '../classes.db_connect.php';
		$db = new Database;
		$query = 'SELECT '.$record.' FROM poems WHERE id = "'.$pid.'"';
		$db->singleRecord();    // retrieve a single record
		echo $db->Record[$record];

The problem I am having is that if I edit the information in the form and save it to the database it saves perfectly. If I check the database it's saved with no spaces before the user input.

But when I enter the form to edit the information a space is inserted and I can't figure out why. I have tried to use trim() but it's still not working and it's driving me mad. I know it's not the DB because when I log in and check it manually it's fine. So I must be doing something wrong somewhere else and it's killing me! Please help!


i attach one file of php which will insert value dynamically add the value to database
and html code is given below


<form action="insert.php" method="get">
NAME: <input type="text" name="name" /><br />
NUMBER:<input type="text" name="number" /><br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" />


1.file is of html file with two text box and one submit button
and when i click on submit button the text will be inserted into databsetable with using php query ok you see both file properly

2. and in php file i write the code & query of inserting value to db

and another thing it will not workin ie browser
then you try it in opera ok

best of luck

plz see the file properly

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value="<?php poem_info($pid,author); ?>" //TO
value="<?php poem_info($pid,'author'); ?>"


$query = 'SELECT '.$record.' FROM poems WHERE id = "'.$pid.'"'; //TO
$query = "SELECT '$record' FROM poems WHERE id = $pid";

Any better?

BTW what DB class you using? Is the db->Record[$record] correct? The function appears a little wasteful with regard including the class. As a rule the db connection vars can be called at the head of the page (or include) and be used throughout - no need to re-instantiate.

Hey ardav thanks for the reply. I tired what you said above and it didn't work out, have you got any other idea's?

Here's my mysql class i'm using:

class Database
    var $Host     = ""; // Hostname of our MySQL server.
    var $Database = ""; // Logical database name on that server.
    var $User     = ""; // User and Password for login.
    var $Password = "";
    var $Link_ID  = 0;  // Result of mysql_connect().
    var $Query_ID = 0;  // Result of most recent mysql_query().
    var $Record   = array();  // current mysql_fetch_array()-result.
    var $Row;           // current row number.
    var $LoginError = "";
	var $sanatized;		//sanatized entry

    var $Errno    = 0;  // error state of query...
    var $Error    = "";
	                       Example Usage
	include ('db_connect.php');
	$db = new Database;
	// do a query to retrieve a single record
	$query = "SELECT * FROM members LIMIT 1";
	$db->query($query);        // query the database
	$db->singleRecord();    // retrieve a single record
	echo $db->Record['username'].'<br>';        // output a field value from the recordset

	// do a query to retrieve multiple records
	$query = "SELECT * FROM members";
	$db->query($query);        // query the database
	while ($db->nextRecord())
	echo $db->Record['username']."<br>";        // output a field value from the recordset
	} // end while loop going through whole recordset

	// do a query to count number of rows
	$query = "SELECT * FROM members";
	echo $db->numRows();
//    Connects to the database
    function connect()
        if( 0 == $this->Link_ID )
            $this->Link_ID=mysql_connect( $this->Host, $this->User, $this->Password );
        if( !$this->Link_ID )
            $this->halt( "Link-ID == false, connect failed" );
        if( !mysql_query( sprintf( "use %s", $this->Database ), $this->Link_ID ) )
            $this->halt( "cannot use database ".$this->Database );
        } // end function connect

//    Queries the database
    function query( $Query_String )
		/*$this->sanatized = mysql_real_escape_string($Query_String);
		$this->sanatized = stripslashes($this->sanatized);
        $this->Query_ID = mysql_query( $this->sanatized,$this->Link_ID );*/
        $this->Query_ID = mysql_query( $Query_String,$this->Link_ID );
        $this->Row = 0;
        $this->Errno = mysql_errno();
        $this->Error = mysql_error();
        if( !$this->Query_ID )
            $this->halt( "Invalid SQL: ".$Query_String );
        return $this->Query_ID;
        } // end function query

//    If error, halts the program
    function halt( $msg )
        printf( "</td></tr></table><b>Database error:</b> %s<br>", $msg );
        printf( "<b>MySQL Error</b>: %s (%s)<br>", $this->Errno, $this->Error );
        die( "Session halted." );
        } // end function halt

//    Retrieves the next record in a recordset
    function nextRecord()
        @ $this->Record = mysql_fetch_array( $this->Query_ID );
        $this->Row += 1;
        $this->Errno = mysql_errno();
        $this->Error = mysql_error();
        $stat = is_array( $this->Record );
        if( !$stat )
            @ mysql_free_result( $this->Query_ID );
            $this->Query_ID = 0;
        return $stat;
        } // end function nextRecord

//    Retrieves a single record
    function singleRecord()
        $this->Record = mysql_fetch_array( $this->Query_ID );
        $stat = is_array( $this->Record );
        return $stat;
        } // end function singleRecord

//    Returns the number of rows  in a recordset
    function numRows()
        return mysql_num_rows( $this->Query_ID );
        } // end function numRows
    } // end class Database