I want to create a form which is populated with the users details taken from an SQL query suing SQL Server and PHP.
Here is my query:
$result2 = sqlsrv_query( $conn, $query, array(), array( "Scrollable" => SQLSRV_CURSOR_KEYSET ));
if( $result2 === false)
echo "Error in query preparation/execution.\
die( print_r( sqlsrv_errors(), true));
while( $row = sqlsrv_fetch_array ( $result2, SQLSRV_FETCH_ASSOC))
echo '<p id="productsContent">'.$row['firstname'];
echo '<br/><br/><a href="products.php?productID='.$row['productID'].'"><img id="searchimage" src="' . $row['picture'] .'" /></a>';
Here is what I am trying to do with my form:
<label class="mandatory">*First name :</label>
<input type="text" name="fName" id="fname" <?php echo'value="'.$row['firstname'].'"'; ?> onfocus="value=''" onblur="if (this.value=='') this.value=this.defaultValue"/><br />
But when I run page the form inputs are empty, so I tried many different things trying to assign $row results to variables and use them instead but it didn't work, can anyone tell me where I am going wrong with this please?
The reason is because the line while ($row = ....) will get reset as a precursor to exiting the loop.
If you're expecting only one row returned, you can remove the while loop.
So you can do something like
$row = sqlsrv_fetch_array ( $result2, SQLSRV_FETCH_ASSOC)
while ($row = sqlsrv_fetch_array ( $result2, SQLSRV_FETCH_ASSOC))
This will give you $row for use later as you seem to need. I would recommend though, to use something other than $row, something more relevant to the data it's holding, such $user_data if it's holding user information. This will make code easier to read and understand later, and you won't into the habit of using arbitrary names like $row, which you might overwrite later on in the page.
Thanks for your advice!
You are right, I will assign the values to user variables, that should be better!
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