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I bought complete web programming. I have been watching the videos and need to know what I missed. I am trying to get a survey form to work. My host place tells me I have to have it in php. I have been trying to see what video shows it to me.  Can anyone tell me which one. I have watched all the php ones and did not see it.

 

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When looking at programming, you need to try to figure out what you are really doing at the most basic level.

 

So in this case, you say you have a survey form to create ... all that means, is that you need to create a form and be able to use PHP to capture the information people fill into the form. 

 

It doesn't matter if it is a 'survey' form or a 'contact' form or say a 'fruit and vegetables' form - when it comes down to it, it is all the same.

 

In general, most web programming is:

 

1. Just capturing user inputted information in html forms, cleaning it and inserting it into databases.

2. Then the sending it back to web pages.  

 

This is an oversimplification but nonetheless, it is pretty much it.

 

Stefan

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When looking at programming, you need to try to figure out what you are really doing at the most basic level.

 

So in this case, you say you have a survey form to create ... all that means, is that you need to create a form and be able to use PHP to capture the information people fill into the form. 

 

It doesn't matter if it is a 'survey' form or a 'contact' form or say a 'fruit and vegetables' form - when it comes down to it, it is all the same.

 

In general, most web programming is:

 

1. Just capturing user inputted information in html forms, cleaning it and inserting it into databases.

2. Then the sending it back to web pages.  

 

This is an oversimplification but nonetheless, it is pretty much it.

 

Stefan

Yes it sound simple. But my server told me I need it to be a php. That is were I am ost. As I can not figure out how to get the php to work with the form

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Be sure that you are actually writing out the code as you watch the videos ... this is key if you want to really understand and internalize the information.

 

I've gone the route in the past (1995-96) where I would just read and take notes and I became a master of JavaScript - or so I thought. I could answer any question but when it came to actually writing code, I sucked.

 

... You have to write the code.

 

Stef

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I have been working to figure this out. Here are the 2 pages I have The form and PHP page but I can not get it too work can someone tell me what I did wrong?

 <form  method="post"  name="form1" id="form1" action="survey.php">
      <p>
        <label>First Name
          <input type="text" name="fname" id="fname" />
        </label>
     </p>
      <p>
        <label>Last Name
          <input type="text" name="lname" id="lname" />
        </label>
      </p>
      <p>
        <label>Email
          <input type="text" name="email" id="email" />
        </label>
      </p>
       <p>
        <label>What state you from?
          <input type="text" name="state" id="state" />
        </label>
      </p>
      <p>
        <label> Would you like to see a nation wide pool? Winner by antler size.<br />
     <input type="radio" name="rgroup1" value="rg1v1"> yes
   <input type="radio" name="rgroup1" value="rg1v2"> no
      </label> 
      </p>
      <p>
        <label> Would you like to see a Maine State wide pool? Winner by weight.<br />
         <input type="radio" name="rgroup2" value="rg2v1"> yest
   <input type="radio" name="rgroup2" value="rg2v2"> no
   </label>
      </p>
      <p>
        <label> Would you like to see a Sanford Maine local pool? Winner by weight. All deer would be put on the same scale in Sanford. <br />
         <input type="radio" name="rgroup3" value="excellent"> yes
   <input type="radio" name="rgroup3" value="good"> no
   </label>
      </p>
      <p>
        <label> Would you be willing to pay $10.00 for the Nation wide pool? <br />
         <input type="radio" name="rgroup4" value="excellent"> yes
   <input type="radio" name="rgroup4" value="good"> no
          </label>
        <br />
      </p>
      <p>
        <label>Comments <br />
          <textarea name="comments" id="comments" cols="45" rows="5"></textarea>
        </label>
      </p>
      <p>
        <input name="submit" type="submit" class="buttons" id="submit" value="Send" />
      </p>
    </form>
 
Now the PHP page
 
<?php
 
/* Email Variables */
 
$emailSubject = 'survey!';
$webMaster = 'realmainer@gmail.com';
 
 
/* Data Variables */
 
$fname = $_POST['fname'];
$lname = $_POST['lname'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$comments = $_POST['comments'];
 
 
 
$body = <<<EOD
<br><hr><br>
Name: $fname <br>
Name: $lname <br>
Email: $email <br>
Comments: $comments <br>
EOD;
$headers = "From: $email\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-type: text/html\r\n";
$success = mail($webMaster, $emailSubject, $body,
$headers);
 
 
/* Results rendered as HTML */
 
$theResults = <<<EOD
<html>
<head>
<title>sent message</title>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;URL=http://www.whitetaildeerpool.com/.html">
 
 
-->
</style>
</head>
<div align="center">thank you for filling out our form !</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
EOD;
echo "$theResults";
?>
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I get this Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/realmai1/public_html/whitetaildeerpool.com/survey.php on line 87

 

There is nothing on line 87 but on line 68 is a red mark see photo

 

Here is the code again 

<?php

 
/* Email Variables */
 
$emailSubject = 'survey!';
$webMaster = 'realmainer@gmail.com';
 
 
/* Data Variables */
 
$fname = $_POST['fname'];
$lname = $_POST['lname'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$state = $_POST['state'];
 
switch($_POST['rgroup1']) {
    case "rg1v1":
        $value = "Radio Group 1 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg1v2":
        $value = "Radio Group 1 - Value 2 was selected.";
 
switch($_POST['rgroup2']) {
    case "rg2v1":
        $value2 = "Radio Group 2 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg2v2":
        $value2 = "Radio Group 2 - Value 2 was selected.";
 
switch($_POST['rgroup3']) {
    case "rg3v1":
        $value3 = "Radio Group 3 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg3v2":
        $value3 = "Radio Group 3 - Value 2 was selected.";
 
switch($_POST['rgroup4']) {
    case "rg4v1":
        $value4 = "Radio Group 4 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg4v2":
        $value4 = "Radio Group 4 - Value 2 was selected.";
 
 
$comments = $_POST['comments'];
 
echo $value;
echo $value2;
echo $value3;
echo $value4;
 
$body = <<<EOD
<br><hr><br>
Name: $fname <br>
Name: $lname <br>
Email: $email <br>
State: $state <br />
 
comments: $comments <br>
 
Comments: $comments <br>
EOD;
$headers = "From: $email\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-type: text/html\r\n";
$success = mail($webMaster, $emailSubject, $body,
$headers);
?>
 
/* Results rendered as HTML */
 
 
<html>
<head>
<title>sent message</title>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;URL=http://www.whitetaildeerpool.com">
 
 
-->
</style>
</head>
<div align="center">thank you for filling out our form !</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
 

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These are your switch statements:

switch($_POST['rgroup4']) {
    case "rg4v1":
        $value4 = "Radio Group 4 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg4v2":
        $value4 = "Radio Group 4 - Value 2 was selected.";
Note the opening "{", but no closing "}"? You need a closing } at the end of each of your four switch statements.
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okay here are 2 of the 4 switches I put the closing } and I get the error on each line I put that closing } There has to be another reason why.

 

switch($_POST['rgroup3']) {
    case "rg3v1":
        $value3 = "Radio Group 3 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg3v2":
        $value3 = "Radio Group 3 - Value 2 was selected."};
 
switch($_POST['rgroup4']) {
    case "rg4v1":
        $value4 = "Radio Group 4 - Value 1 was selected.";
        break;
    case "rg4v2":
        $value4 = "Radio Group 4 - Value 2 was selected."};
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