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Hey guys,
I have been searching for this for quite a while and tried few methods but its nor working. I am a newbie in php and will be glad for you help.


The code below displays a page that lists all the programs in the database and then I will be providing functions such as adding, delete selected, modify selected options. This code is not fully complete for other options.

This page calls the example4.php where I have created cases for the action called. The problem I have is when an user selects checkboxes and click delete selected it should just display all the selected checkboxes and then click delete if he wants to proceed.
I am able to display the selected checkboxes but I can't understand how can I delete them.
I read something on using onclick calling a javascript function and then redirecting it to another case on the same php page, but I don't know how I can pass selected values to the javascript or the new case.

I tried deleting the checkboxes directly without using the confirmation page but I was really interested to come up with a way to display the selected checkboxes and then delete them.

<form  method="post" action="example4.php" >
  <?php
if(empty($_POST["check"]))
{
 $conn = oci_connect("","","");
	
	
    $query="SELECT * FROM PROGRAMS";
    $stmt=oci_parse($conn, $query);
	
	oci_execute($stmt);

 ?>
   
    <div id = "menu">
      <table>
        
        
        
        
        
        <tr>
          <td><input type="submit" value="Delete Selected" formaction="example4.php?action=confirmdelete" " style="width: 200px;" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td></td>
        </tr>
      </table>
    </div>
    <div id ="table">
   <center> <h1>Program Details </h1></center>
    <table border="1" align="center" >
  <tr>
        <th>PROGRAM NAME</th>
        <th>PROGRAM CONTACT NAME</th>
        <th>DETAILS</th>  
        <th colspan="2">SELECT</th>      
    </tr>
<?php
      while ($row = oci_fetch_array ($stmt))
    {
 ?>
       <tr>
       <td><?php echo $row["PROGRAM_NAME"]; ?></td>
       <td><?php echo $row["PROGRAM_CONTACT"]; ?></td>
       <td><?php echo $row["PROGRAM_CONTACT_DETAIL"]; ?></td>  
	   <td><center><input type="checkbox" name="check[]" value="<?php echo $row["PROGRAM_NAME"]; ?>"></center></td>

       </tr>
<?php
    }
 ?>
    </table></div>
</form>
    

<?php
   oci_free_statement($stmt);
  oci_close($conn);
}
 ?>
</body>
</html>

this is the example4.php page which act as a processing page

<script language="javascript">
 function confirm_delete(){
   window.location="example4.php?action=delete";
   }
</script>

<?php
$function = $_GET["action"];
switch($function)
		{
		case "delete":
		
    
		foreach($_POST["check"] as $name)
    {
		$conn = oci_connect("","","");
      $query = "DELETE FROM PROGRAMS 
        WHERE PROGRAM_NAME ='".$name."'";
      $stmt = oci_parse($conn,$query);
      oci_execute($stmt);
      echo " deleted";
       
}

       

break;


case "confirmdelete":
?>
Confirm deletion of the customer record
<table border="1" align="center">
    <tr>
        <th>PROGRAM NAME</th>
        <th>PROGRAM CONTACT NAME</th>
        <th>DETAILS</th>  
        
    </tr>
    <?php
		
	 foreach($_POST["check"] as $name)
	 {
    $conn = oci_connect("","","");
      
	  $query = "SELECT * FROM PROGRAMS WHERE PROGRAM_NAME='".$name."'";
    $stmt = oci_parse($conn,$query);
    oci_execute($stmt);
     while ($row = oci_fetch_array ($stmt))
	 {
		 ?>
    <tr>
        <td><?php echo $row["PROGRAM_NAME"];  ?></td>
        <td><?php echo $row["PROGRAM_CONTACT"];  ?></td>
        <td><?php echo $row["PROGRAM_CONTACT_DETAIL"];  ?></td>
        </tr>
        <?php
	 }
	 
	 }
	 ?>
    </table>
	  <p />
	  
	 <center><input type="submit"  value="delete" onClick="confirm_delete($name)"/></center>
     
     
     
	<center>  <input type="reset" value="Clear Details" /></center>
    
	  
	  
      <?php
	  break;
		}
	  
	  oci_free_statement($stmt);		 
  
		
  ?>

Please do ignore the fact that I have used the connection seperately in the cases as I know that's a wrong practise but I have been pulling code from different pages to see if it works.

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Last Post by anky86
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Confirmation page makes things more difficult as you have to pass POST data to the delete page. I'm assuming this setup:

form page -> confirm delete page -> delete from db page

I'd advise using session var to pass the data to the last page.

form page

session_start();
if(isset($_SESSION['post']))unset($_SESSION['post']);

confirm page

session_start();
if(isset($_POST))$_SESSION['post'] = $_POST;

delete from page

session_start();
if(isset($_SESSION['post'])){
  //do the delete
  //after data validation, I suggest you use an IN clause as opposed to running individual queries for each checked program
  //DELETE FROM programs WHERE id IN (1,6,9,12,15,34,78) 
  //the id values can be built into a list via implode()
}

Just an idea. Perhaps you'd find it easier to do a js confirm, but you'll be aware of the problems when you RELY on js for functionality.

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