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PHP not pulling dropdown information

Aug 7, 2012 2:20 PM

Tags: #cs5 #php #dreamweaver #contact_form

I have a php file that is not pulling my dropdown information in my <form>.  I've been pulling my hair out over this.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Below are my files.

 

html:

 

<form name="contactform" method="post" action="send_form_email.php">

<table width="450px">

<tr>

<td valign="top">

  <label for="first_name">First Name *</label>

</td>

<td valign="top">

  <input  type="text" name="first_name" maxlength="50" size="30">

</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td valign="top"">

  <label for="last_name">Last Name *</label>

</td>

<td valign="top">

  <input  type="text" name="last_name" maxlength="50" size="30">

</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td valign="top">

  <label for="email">Email Address *</label>

</td>

<td valign="top">

  <input  type="text" name="email" maxlength="80" size="30">

</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td valign="top">

  <label for="telephone">Telephone Number</label>

</td>

<td valign="top">

<input  type="text" name="telephone" maxlength="30" size="30">

  </select>

</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td valign="top">

  <label for="dropdown">Location *</label>

</td>

<td valign="top">

   <select name" dropdown">

  <option value="downtown">Downtown Charleston</option>

  <option value="north">North Charleston</option>

  <option value="wilmington">Wilmington</option>

  </select>

</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td valign="top">

  <label for="comments">Comments *</label>

</td>

<td valign="top">

  <textarea  name="comments" maxlength="1000" cols="28" rows="6"></textarea>

</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td colspan="2" style="text-align:right">

  <input type="submit" value="Submit">  

</td>

</tr>

</table>

</form>

 

 

 

PHP:

 

<?php

if(isset($_POST['email'])) {

    

    // EDIT THE 2 LINES BELOW AS REQUIRED

    $email_to = "ctsizemore23@gmail.com";

    $email_subject = "MSS subject line";

    

    

    function died($error) {

        // your error code can go here

        echo "We are very sorry, but there were error(s) found with the form you submitted. ";

        echo "These errors appear below.<br /><br />";

        echo $error."<br /><br />";

        echo "Please go back and fix these errors.<br /><br />";

        die();

    }

    

    // validation expected data exists

    if(!isset($_POST['first_name']) ||

        !isset($_POST['last_name']) ||

        !isset($_POST['email']) ||

        !isset($_POST['telephone']) ||

                                !isset($_POST['dropdown']) ||

        !isset($_POST['comments'])) {

        died('We are sorry, but there appears to be a problem with the form you submitted.');     

    }

    

    $first_name = $_POST['first_name']; // required

    $last_name = $_POST['last_name']; // required

    $email_from = $_POST['email']; // required

    $telephone = $_POST['telephone']; // not required

                $dropdown = $_POST['dropdown']; // required

    $comments = $_POST['comments']; // required

    

    $error_message = "";

    $email_exp = '/^[A-Za-z0-9._%-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,4}$/';

  if(!preg_match($email_exp,$email_from)) {

    $error_message .= 'The Email Address you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';

  }

    $string_exp = "/^[A-Za-z .'-]+$/";

  if(!preg_match($string_exp,$first_name)) {

    $error_message .= 'The First Name you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';

  }

  if(!preg_match($string_exp,$last_name)) {

    $error_message .= 'The Last Name you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';

  }

  if(strlen($comments) < 2) {

    $error_message .= 'The Comments you entered do not appear to be valid.<br />';

  }

  if(strlen($error_message) > 0) {

    died($error_message);

  }

    $email_message = "Form details below.\n\n";

    

    function clean_string($string) {

      $bad = array("content-type","bcc:","to:","cc:","href");

      return str_replace($bad,"",$string);

    }

    

    $email_message .= "First Name: ".clean_string($first_name)."\n";

    $email_message .= "Last Name: ".clean_string($last_name)."\n";

    $email_message .= "Email: ".clean_string($email_from)."\n";

    $email_message .= "Telephone: ".clean_string($telephone)."\n";

                $email_message .= "dropdown: ".clean_string($dropdown)."\n";

    $email_message .= "Comments: ".clean_string($comments)."\n";

    

    

// create email headers

$headers = 'From: '.$email_from."\r\n".

'Reply-To: '.$email_from."\r\n" .

'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();

@mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers);

?>

 

<!-- include your own success html here -->

 

Thank you for contacting us. We will be in touch with you very soon.

 

<?php

}

?>

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 7, 2012 2:36 PM   in reply to ctsizemore23

    Is this a typo?

     

    <td valign="top"">

    ----------------^

     

    How about this -

     

    <select name" dropdown">

    -------------^

     
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    Aug 7, 2012 2:42 PM   in reply to MurraySummers

    Geez - how about this -

     

    <select name" dropdown">

     

    (missing the '=' sign!)

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 2:16 PM   in reply to ctsizemore23

    This is working for me -

     

    <form name="contactform" method="post" action="send_form_email.php">

    <table width="450px">

    <tr>

    <td valign="top">

      <label for="first_name">First Name *</label>

    </td>

    <td valign="top">

      <input  type="text" name="first_name" maxlength="50" size="30">

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td valign="top">

      <label for="last_name">Last Name *</label>

    </td>

    <td valign="top">

      <input  type="text" name="last_name" maxlength="50" size="30">

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td valign="top">

      <label for="email">Email Address *</label>

    </td>

    <td valign="top">

      <input  type="text" name="email" maxlength="80" size="30">

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td valign="top">

      <label for="telephone">Telephone Number</label>

    </td>

    <td valign="top">

    <input  type="text" name="telephone" maxlength="30" size="30">

      </select>

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td valign="top">

      <label for="dropdown">Location *</label>

    </td>

    <td valign="top">

       <select name="dropdown">

      <option value="downtown">Downtown Charleston</option>

      <option value="north">North Charleston</option>

      <option value="wilmington">Wilmington</option>

      </select>

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td valign="top">

      <label for="comments">Comments *</label>

    </td>

    <td valign="top">

      <textarea  name="comments" maxlength="1000" cols="28" rows="6"></textarea>

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td colspan="2" style="text-align:right">

      <input type="submit" value="Submit"> 

    </td>

    </tr>

    </table>

    </form>

     
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 8, 2012 2:48 PM   in reply to ctsizemore23

    What I mean was that the PHP worked for me.  No, I don't see anything there that would cause a problem nor did it.

     
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