Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    updating data in a database

    Here's what i basically want to do :

    A user, in this case a teacher, by selecting an appropriate option to be able to update data concerning his students absencies reports.

    Here's what my table for the students' absencies looks like (nevermind the greek)

    And here's what my browser shows up (yes thats in greek too but you'll get the idea):

    Here's my code :

    if ($teacherclass=="e") // if teacher selects the EDIT option from a dropdown menu
    include ("config.php"); // just plain connecting to the database
    or die("Cannot connect to database");
    mysql_query("set names utf8;"); //

    echo "<br>Your class is :";

    $myclass= $_SESSION['myclass']['class']; // That's a session started when the user logged in with his class.

    echo $myclass; //e.g. B1
    echo "<br>";
    echo "<br>";

    $query = "SELECT * FROM absencies WHERE class = '$myclass' " ; //shows all students that are in the same class as the teacher/user is
    $result = mysql_query($query);

    while ($row= mysql_fetch_array($result)){

    echo "<table width=800 border=1 cellpading=1>
    <td><b>Real name:</b></td>

    <td> Unjustified absecnies of Year 1 , Semester 1 :</td>

    <form action='absencies.php' method='POST' accept-charset='UTF-8'>

    <input type='hidden' name='submitted' value=1>

    <input type='text' name='A1a'>
    <input type='submit' name='submit' value='Edit'></td>

    <td>Justified absencies of Year 1, Semester 1 :</td>
    <td>". $row['A1d']."</td>
    <td><input type='text' name='A1d'><input type='submit' name='submit' value='Edit'></td>
    <td>unjustified absencies of Year 1, semester 2:</td>
    <td><input type='text' name='A2a'><input type='submit' name='submit' value='Edit'></td>
    <td>Justified absencies of Year 1 , semester 2:</td>
    <td><input type='text' name='A2d'><input type='submit' name='submit' value='Edit'></td>

    etc. for all semesters



    if ($_POST['submitted']==1) {

    // THIS WHERE I SHOULD enterMY queries *update" etc.


    My problem IS HOW TO UPDATE the fields withouf UPDATING all of them but one at a time.

    Ok I used the loop to show the students status however i dont want to get a loop updating every single student. But just the one i choose.

  • #2
    Supreme Master coder! abduraooft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Thanked 2,224 Times in 2,211 Posts
    You'd need to write separate queries, like
    PHP Code:
    if(isset($_POST['A1d']) /* && some conditions to validate the value comes through this  input*/)
    mysql_query(/*"query to update the corresponding fled" */) or die(mysql_error()); 
    The Dream is not what you see in sleep; Dream is the thing which doesn't let you sleep. --(Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam)


    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts