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    ...when a form has a question where the response can be one or more selections either from a series of chech box inputs or a selection list, how would i set into variables only the responses that are checked or selected so that only these values are available for exporting to a mySQL database?
    ...help with this will be much appreciated.
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    janaka,

    you can check whether the variable is set or not with isset()function..

    if (isset($checkbox)){
    #set the value for the varibale here..
    }




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    if you mean you have something like ..

    option1<input type=radio name=thisfield value=1>
    option2<input type=radio name=thisfield value=2>

    then form variable $thisfield = 1 or 2 depending on selection, then in a conformation form you would use....

    option1<input type=radio name=thisfield value=1 <?php if($thisfield==1){ echo "checked";}?>>

    option2<input type=radio name=thisfield value=2 <?php if($thisfield==2){ echo "checked";}?>>

    AM I even close to what you meant?

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