I am trying to retrieve Mysql data, populate a form, user amend/delete fields, UPDATE and return data to database. It is the last stage that does not happen. I press UPDATE RECORD and screen returns to ID input. Where have I gone wrong, please ?

<?php // 
require_once 'dbconnect.php';
if (isset($_POST['ID']))  $id =$_POST['ID'];
else $id = "No ID entered";
print'<form method="post" action="updateL2.php"/>
        <font color="#3F7cef"size="4"/>Enter Ship ID</font> 
        <input type="text" name="ID" size="15" maxlength ="6"/>
        <input type="submit" name="submit" value="ENTER ID"/> 
</form>  ';
if($id <= 0)
echo "<p><font color='red' size='6px'>You must first enter an ID</font></p>";
echo "<font color='#3F7cef'size='4'/>You searched for:</font>";
$query = "SELECT * FROM launch WHERE id = '$id'";
$result = mysql_query($query);
if (!$result) 
echo "SELECT failed: $query<br />" . mysql_error() . "<br /><br />";
echo "<p><font color='red' size='6px'>No data found for your request. Try a different query</font></p>";
for ($j=0; $j < $rows ; ++$j)
$row =mysql_fetch_array($result);        
if  (isset($_POST['ID']) &&
    isset($_POST['Name']) &&
    isset($_POST['Tons']) &&
    isset($_POST['Built']) &&
    isset($_POST['Builder']) &&
    isset($_POST['Number']) &&  
    $id  = get_post('ID');  
    $name    = get_post('Name');      
    $tons    = get_post('Tons');
    $built   = get_post('Built');
    $builder = get_post('Builder');
    $number  = get_post('Number');
    $launched= get_post('Launched');
    $modified= get_post('Modified');
$update = "UPDATE launch SET name = '$name',tons = '$tons',built = '$built',builder = '$builder',number = '$number',launched = '$launched',modified = '$modified' WHERE 
id ='$id'";//if '$id' type ID in form, otherwise enter number in INSERT query.
    if (!mysql_affected_rows())     
    echo "INSERT failed: $update<br />" . mysql_error() . "<br /><br />";
echo"<br /> ";                   
echo"<font color='green' size='4'>The CURRENT RECORD shows</font>";                       
print'  <form method="post" action="updateL2.php"/>
    <font color="#3F7cef"size="4"/></font> 
            ID: <input type="text" name="id" size="25" maxlength ="4"  value="'.htmlentities($row['ID']).'"/>
        Name  : <input type="text" name="name" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Name']).'"/>
           Tonnage: <input type="text" name="tonnage" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Tons']).'"/>
         Built: <input type="text" name="built" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Built']).'"/>
           Builder: <input type="text" name="builder" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Builder']).'"/>
           Yard No: <input type="text" name="number" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Number']).'"/>
          Launched: <input type="text" name="launched" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Launched']).'"/>
          Modified: <input type="text" name="modified" size="25" maxlength ="25" value="'.htmlentities($row['Modified']).'"/>
            <input type="submit" value="UPDATE RECORD" />
echo"<font color='red' size='4'>To check UPDATE 'Enter Ship ID' again</font><br/>";
function get_post($var)
    return mysql_real_escape_string($_POST[$var]);


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is there any possibility that in your second form, the name of the input is 'id' but not 'ID'?

Precisely. I just could not see it. Thanks very much.

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