Hey all!

I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out this noodle scratcher. I have a form that takes a users first and last name, then posts that to process.php where it pulls all the info for that person from mySQL database. The DB connection is fine, and I can echo the variable in process.php sucessfully. I run into trouble when trying to display that variable in a textarea.




//Define credentials
$link = mysql_connect("DOMAIN","USERNAME","PASSWORD");
if (!$link)
die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());

//Define database and connect to database

//Get Form Info
$FirstName = $_POST["FirstNameQuery"];
$LastName = $_POST["LastNameQuery"];

//Define query and set it to a variable
$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM cls_app_form WHERE FirstName = '$FirstName' AND LastName = '$LastName'");

//Set aquired row array to variable
$row = mysql_fetch_array($result);

$AdditionalTraining = $row['AdditionalTraining'];

echo $AdditionalTraining;

//Everything works to here!!!  The AdditionalTraining variable is displayed.


//Style to set the textarea to the full length of the cell

<style type="text/css">
textarea {width:100%;}


//Here's where I run into problems.

    <td align="right">Additional Training</td>
    <td colspan="5">
    <textarea name='AdditionalTraining' rows=6 cols=30 readonly="enabled" value="<?php echo $AdditionalTraining; ?>">


//Nothing gets displayed in the textarea!!!!!

Just echo it between your textarea tags:

<textarea name='AdditionalTraining' rows=6 cols=30 readonly="enabled">
<?php echo $AdditionalTraining; ?>

In case you don't see the difference in what @elbeato posted, there is no "value" property when using "textarea" as there is when using "input".

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