Hi
I am getting this error on our website that was created by somebody else.

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /var/www-virtual/www.fpis.co.nz/pages/fpis_contact.php on line 5

This is the complete code that was created and I am trying to fix it and don't have a clue what is wrong
<?
$to = "reception@fpis.co.nz";
$subject = "Message from the FPIS Contact Page";
$msg = "Title: $contact_gendertitle\n\n;
$msg = "First Name: $contact_firstname\n\n;
$msg = "Surname: $contact_surname\n\n;
$msg = "Street Address: $contact_streetadd\n\n;
$msg = "Suburb: $contact_suburb\n\n;
$msg = "City or Town: $contact_city_town\n\n;
$msg = "Zip or Postcode: $contact_zip_postcode\n\n;
$msg = "Province or State: $contact_province_state\n\n;
$msg = "Country: $contact_country\n\n;
$msg = "Company: $contact_company\n\n;
$msg = "Position: $contact_position\n\n;
$msg = "Home Phone: $contact_homephone\n\n;
$msg = "Business Phone: $contact_busphone\n\n;
$msg = "Mobile Phone: $contact_mobilephone\n\n;
$msg = "Fax Number: $contact_fax\n\n;
$msg = "E-mail Address: $contact_email\n\n;
$msg = "Message: $contact_message\n\n;
mail ($to, $subject, $msg, "Message from the Contact Page");
?>
This is suppose to email a message to our reception e-mail with all the details that was entered on the web page
Can you please help me to fix this
Regards
Casper

The error is generated from the line of code before because you have an unclosed string marker - "

You will get the same error for every other line in that code as well as they all contain the same unclosed string marker error. To fix, on every line of $msg code you will need to close the string, and also concatenate the variable with the string. You will also need to concatenate all of the $msg values together as well, otherwise the output from the $msg variable will only be the last value you assign to it.

So, to get you started:

$msg = "Title: " . $contact_gendertitle\n\n;
$msg .= "First Name: " . $contact_firstname\n\n;
$msg .= "Surname: " . $contact_surname\n\n;

Copy that pattern down through the rest of the lines and all should be well.

Thanx for the feeback Lafinboy, made the changes and now I get these errors could you assist me in this

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /var/www-virtual/www.fpis.co.nz/pages/fpis_contact.php on line 4

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /var/www-virtual/www.fpis.co.nz/pages/fpis_contact.php on line 4

<?
$to = "karen@fpis.co.nz";
$subject = "Message from the FPIS Contact Page";
$msg = "Title:" . $contact_gendertitle\n\n;
$msg .= "First Name:" . $contact_firstname\n\n;
$msg .= "Surname:" . $contact_surname\n\n;
$msg .= "Street Address:" . $contact_streetadd\n\n;
$msg .= "Suburb:" . $contact_suburb\n\n;
$msg .= "City or Town:" . $contact_city_town\n\n;
$msg .= "Zip or Postcode:" . $contact_zip_postcode\n\n;
$msg .= "Province or State:" . $contact_province_state\n\n;
$msg .= "Country:" . $contact_country\n\n;
$msg .= "Company:" . $contact_company\n\n;
$msg .= "Position:" . $contact_position\n\n;
$msg .= "Home Phone:" . $contact_homephone\n\n;
$msg .= "Business Phone:" . $contact_busphone\n\n;
$msg .= "Mobile Phone:" . $contact_mobilephone\n\n;
$msg .= "Fax Number:" . $contact_fax\n\n;
$msg .= "E-mail Address:" . $contact_email\n\n;
$msg .= "Message:" . $contact_message\n\n;
mail ($to, $subject, $msg, "Message from the Contact Page");
?>

Again, simple string concatenation errors. The following will work.

<?
$to = "karen@fpis.co.nz";
$subject = "Message from the FPIS Contact Page";
$msg = "Title:" . $contact_gendertitle . "\n\n";
$msg .= "First Name:" . $contact_firstname . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Surname:" . $contact_surname . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Street Address:" . $contact_streetadd . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Suburb:" . $contact_suburb . "\n\n";
$msg .= "City or Town:" . $contact_city_town . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Zip or Postcode:" . $contact_zip_postcode . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Province or State:" . $contact_province_state . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Country:" . $contact_country . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Company:" . $contact_company . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Position:" . $contact_position . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Home Phone:" . $contact_homephone . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Business Phone:" . $contact_busphone . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Mobile Phone:" . $contact_mobilephone . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Fax Number:" . $contact_fax . "\n\n";
$msg .= "E-mail Address:" . $contact_email . "\n\n";
$msg .= "Message:" . $contact_message . "\n\n";
mail ($to, $subject, $msg, "Message from the Contact Page");
?>

Thanx again, it's working but the problem now is that it does not pull through the info in the open blocks where you enter the details from the html form from where it collects this info.Any ideas what I need to fix.
One more question when this php code has run the page stays blank while it send the info, what code can I add to take you back to the main page and to thank the user for the info they have entered. Cheers Casper

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