It's been awhile since I had a question, thanks for helping me out before. Now I have another question.

I have 50 plus doctors that I have a DB table, I was told that I only needed one table but I could not figure out how. Well I figured it out.

I have one form and a register form that all my doctors fills out for placing orders.

The register form contains the names, username, passcode, room, bldg, etc.

what I want to do is when a doctor signs in his information is automatically filled in using the register information that was fill out at signup.

Before it was easy all I had to do is use $x_Investigator = "Name",
$x_Room = "604", etc.

Using one form for everyone makes it impossible to do that.

Does anyone know how I can have the form automatically populate with the information given in the registeration form?


You will have to retrieve the registration info for the doctor from the database, and populate the current for with this information.

Are you familiar with SQL?

I know about SQL and seen what the code looks like when creating tables but that's it.

Are you saying I have to write a sql code that will populate my form? That would be way off my scope of knowledge but if you stir me the right direction I would appreciate it. Where would I find sample code to study from?


Take a look at PHP's docs on mysql_fetch_assoc() : http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-fetch-assoc.php

(I assume you're using MySQL. )

The first example on that page uses the following functions:

mysql_connect() - http://www.php.net/function.mysql-connect

this connects to your db.

mysql_query() - http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-query.php

This queries the mysql DB.

mysql_error() - http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-error.php

This echo's the last error message generated for your msql connection.

mysql_fetch_assoc() - http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-fetch-assoc.php

This allows you to fetch an associative array of the rows in the query result.

Since you're already using a db, you should already have a database class? Just use it to select the row that matches the current doctor and fill in the form with the results..