<!--system.phtml-->
<?php $prod = "CPU"; ?>
<select name="CPU">
<option selected value='--'> -- </option>
<?php include "prod-inc.php3"; ?>
</select>
<!-- -->

<!--prod-inc.php3 -->
print "<option value='1'>$name</option>
<input name='name$prod' type='hidden'value='$name'>";
<!-- -->

When this is sent the info is read fron the database and placed into a dropdown list.
the only problem is that the last statement with the hidden field value is generated on the fly and has the same name in each case.
eg.

<option value='1'>Intel Celeron 600 CPU</option><input name='nameCPU' type='hidden' value='Intel Celeron 600 CPU'>]

<option value='2'>Intel Celeron 633 CPU</option><input name='nameCPU' type='hidden' value='Intel Celeron 633 CPU'>

<option value='3'>Intel Pentium III 667 CPU</option><input name='nameCPU' type='hidden' value='Intel Pentium III 667 CPU'>

if i select option 1 with the drop down list it will parse the following:

$CPU = 1
$nameCPU = Intel Pentium III 667 CPU

XXXX
the $nameCPU string should align up with the selected choice ie. Intel Celeron 600 CPU

Thankx

One very stumped developer