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    How to add php values as defaults for checkbox and button fields in form

    Hey guys,

    As you can see i have a form im trying to use for a user to change or update their profile settings.

    i know in using php / mysql you can set the default value in the forms for say names and email and what not.

    is there a way to do that for check boxes and buttons ?

    if you see my form below, i have added in the php logic for the first code. i just am confused as to a way to set all the fields to having a default.

    i figure this is the easiest way to not have to write a whole bunch of conditionals to make sure if a person doesnt input a value in the update fields, it will just make the field in the database blank as well. i figure i rather have them just re-input the data back that will just show up as the default anyway.

    thanks guys

    Code:
    <tbody><tr>
    <td class="register_td_left"><span class="">Email Address:</span></td>
    <td class="register_td_right" colspan="2"><input type="email" name="update_email" size="35" maxlength="50" value="<? echo $user_data['email']; ?>"></td> // HERE I ADDED PHP, TO GRAB FROM MYSQL
    </tr>
    
    <tr>
    <td class="register_td_left"></td><td class="extra_data2" colspan="2">&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    
    <td class="register_td_left"><span class="">Gender:</span></td>
    <td class="register_td_right" colspan="2">
    <input id="male" name="gender" type="radio" value="m"><label for="male">&nbsp;Male</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    <input id="female" name="gender" type="radio" value="f"><label for="female">&nbsp;Female</label> 
    </td>
    
    
    <tr>
    <td class="register_td_left"></td><td class="extra_data2" colspan="2">&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    
    <tr>
    <td class="register_td_left"><span class="">Date of Birth:</span></td>
    <td class="register_td_right" colspan="2"><select name="month" id="month" style="width:100px"><option value="">---</option><option value="1">January</option><option value="2">February</option><option value="3">March</option><option value="4">April</option><option value="5">May</option><option value="6">June</option><option value="7">July</option><option value="8">August</option><option value="9">September</option><option value="10">October</option><option value="11">November</option><option value="12">December</option></select><select name="date" id="date" style="width:45px"><option value="">---</option><option value="1">1</option><option value="2">2</option><option value="3">3</option><option value="4">4</option><option value="5">5</option><option value="6">6</option><option value="7">7</option><option value="8">8</option><option value="9">9</option><option value="10">10</option><option value="11">11</option><option value="12">12</option><option value="13">13</option><option value="14">14</option><option value="15">15</option><option value="16">16</option><option value="17">17</option><option value="18">18</option><option value="19">19</option><option value="20">20</option><option value="21">21</option><option value="22">22</option><option value="23">23</option><option value="24">24</option><option value="25">25</option><option value="26">26</option><option value="27">27</option><option value="28">28</option><option value="29">29</option><option value="30">30</option><option value="31">31</option></select><select name="year" id="reg-year" style="width:60px"><option value="">---</option><option value="2016">2016</option><option value="2015">2015</option><option value="2014">2014</option><option value="2013">2013</option><option value="2012">2012</option><option value="2011">2011</option><option value="2010">2010</option><option value="2009">2009</option><option value="2008">2008</option><option value="2007">2007</option><option value="2006">2006</option><option value="2005">2005</option><option value="2004">2004</option><option value="2003">2003</option><option value="2002">2002</option><option value="2001">2001</option><option value="2000">2000</option><option value="1999">1999</option><option value="1998">1998</option><option value="1997">1997</option><option value="1996">1996</option><option value="1995">1995</option><option value="1994">1994</option><option value="1993">1993</option><option value="1992">1992</option><option value="1991">1991</option><option value="1990">1990</option><option value="1989">1989</option><option value="1988">1988</option><option value="1987">1987</option><option value="1986">1986</option><option value="1985">1985</option><option value="1984">1984</option><option value="1983">1983</option><option value="1982">1982</option><option value="1981">1981</option><option value="1980">1980</option><option value="1979">1979</option><option value="1978">1978</option><option value="1977">1977</option><option value="1976">1976</option><option value="1975">1975</option><option value="1974">1974</option><option value="1973">1973</option><option value="1972">1972</option><option value="1971">1971</option><option value="1970">1970</option><option value="1969">1969</option><option value="1968">1968</option><option value="1967">1967</option><option value="1966">1966</option><option value="1965">1965</option><option value="1964">1964</option><option value="1963">1963</option><option value="1962">1962</option><option value="1961">1961</option><option value="1960">1960</option><option value="1959">1959</option><option value="1958">1958</option><option value="1957">1957</option><option value="1956">1956</option><option value="1955">1955</option><option value="1954">1954</option><option value="1953">1953</option><option value="1952">1952</option><option value="1951">1951</option><option value="1950">1950</option><option value="1949">1949</option><option value="1948">1948</option><option value="1947">1947</option><option value="1946">1946</option><option value="1945">1945</option><option value="1944">1944</option><option value="1943">1943</option><option value="1942">1942</option><option value="1941">1941</option><option value="1940">1940</option><option value="1939">1939</option><option value="1938">1938</option><option value="1937">1937</option><option value="1936">1936</option><option value="1935">1935</option><option value="1934">1934</option><option value="1933">1933</option><option value="1932">1932</option><option value="1931">1931</option><option value="1930">1930</option><option value="1929">1929</option><option value="1928">1928</option><option value="1927">1927</option><option value="1926">1926</option><option value="1925">1925</option><option value="1924">1924</option><option value="1923">1923</option><option value="1922">1922</option><option value="1921">1921</option><option value="1920">1920</option><option value="1919">1919</option><option value="1918">1918</option><option value="1917">1917</option><option value="1916">1916</option><option value="1915">1915</option><option value="1914">1914</option><option value="1913">1913</option><option value="1912">1912</option><option value="1911">1911</option><option value="1910">1910</option><option value="1909">1909</option><option value="1908">1908</option><option value="1907">1907</option><option value="1906">1906</option><option value="1905">1905</option><option value="1904">1904</option><option value="1903">1903</option><option value="1902">1902</option><option value="1901">1901</option><option value="1900">1900</option><option value="1899">1899</option><option value="1898">1898</option><option value="1897">1897</option><option value="1896">1896</option></select></td>
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    this is the only way i know

    the dropdowns would be slightly different you would generate them with php:

    PHP Code:

    <?php
     
    // Testing Data
    $user_data = array('DOBYear' => '1978','DOBDate' => '8','DOBMonth' => '6''gender' => 'm'); 


    if (
    $user_data['gender'] == 'm'){$male 'checked="checked"';}else{$female 'checked="checked"';}
    echo 
    '<tbody>
    <td class="register_td_left"><span class="">Gender:</span></td>
    <td class="register_td_right" colspan="2">
    <input id="male" name="gender" type="radio" value="m" '
    .$male.'><label for="male">&nbsp;Male</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    <input id="female" name="gender" type="radio" value="f" '
    .$female.'><label for="female">&nbsp;Female</label> 
    </td>'
    ;

    $arrmonths = array('---','January','February','March','April','May','June','July','August','September','October','November','December');
    echo 
    '
    <select name="month" id="month" style="width:100px">
    '
    ;
    $m='';
    foreach (
    $arrmonths as $monthoption){
        
    $buildmoptions "<option value=\"$m\"";
        if (
    $m == $user_data['DOBMonth']){
            
    $buildmoptions .= " selected=\"selected\"";
        }
        
    $buildmoptions .= ">" .$monthoption"</option>".PHP_EOL;
        
    $monthoptions .= $buildmoptions;
        
    $m++;
    }
    echo 
    $monthoptions.'</select>';

    echo
    '
    <select name="date" id="date" style="width:45px">
    <option value="">---</option>'
    .PHP_EOL;

    for (
    $d=1$d<=31$d++){
        
    $builddoptions "<option value=\"$d\"";
        if (
    $d == $user_data['DOBDate']){
            
    $builddoptions .= " selected=\"selected\"";
        }
        
    $builddoptions .= ">" .$d"</option>".PHP_EOL;
        
    $dateoptions $builddoptions.$dateoptions;
    }
    echo 
    $dateoptions.'</select>';

    echo
    '
    <select name="year" id="reg-year" style="width:60px">
    <option value="">---</option>'
    ;

    for (
    $y=1896$y<=2016$y++){
        
    $buildyoptions "<option value=\"$y\"";
        if (
    $y == $user_data['DOBYear']){
            
    $buildyoptions .= " selected=\"selected\"";
        }
        
    $buildyoptions .= ">" .$y"</option>".PHP_EOL;
        
    $yearoptions $buildyoptions.$yearoptions;
    }
    echo 
    $yearoptions.'</select>';
    ?>
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