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Hello,
I am wondering, is there any way to create a form inside of a php page?
If so, how?

thanks,
-l.

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what do you mean form. Do you mean like a form in vb/c++ or form like text boxes, check-boxes etc

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Hi,
sorry about that...
a form like check boxes and text areas. Not sure if this is possible..
thanks.

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You can use html to design the forms that you need then use php to call on there values for example if i have a text box like this

<input type="text" name="Name" id="Name" />

i can get the values from that text box using php like this

$name = $_POST['Name'];

which means whatever value you type in the text box will be assigned to $name and you can use that to code.

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thanks, but what if the value is in a previous page. I want to use php to make a value appear in a form when a specific link is clicked pertaining to an id number.

On the previous page I used a form with an initial value set to an id number. On submit, a .php page opens and the id number is displayed...

$id_number = $_POST['anumber'];

I want this number to be placed in a formfield on the .php page (if it cannot be placed in a formfield, having it displayed on the top of the page would be ok), and underneath, I want the user to be able to enter more information....

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It sounds like you are setting a multiple page form/wizard. You can display the id to the user using something like this:

<!-- Page 2 of form. -->
<form action="something.php" method="post" >
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="<?php echo $_POST['id'];?>" />
<label>ID:</label> <?php echo $_POST['id'];?>
<label for="more_info">More Info:</label><textarea name="more_info" id="more_info"></textarea>
...
</form>

That lets you display the id if you want and to keep it for the next submit (without the user easily changing its value) in the hidden field.

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