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    Hi all,

    I have a form with a selection list such as:

    <select name="name" multiple>
    <option value="1">Option 1</option>
    <option value="2">Option 2</option>
    <option value="3">Option 3</option>

    I'm wondering...when the form is submitted, and all three options are selected, how would I access these values ($name) with php? Is it stored as an array?

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!


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    When using a MULTIPLE option form element, you should use an array identifier in the name:

    <select name="name[]" multiple>
    <option ....

    Then in the action script the selected values will be in the array $name starting with index 0. You can get the number of selected options with the count() function:

    for ($i=0;$i<count($name);$i++)
    print "$name[$i]<br>n";

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