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David Carr

Sticky Forms with PHP

Ever submitted a form and not filled in all the field only to have to fill them all in again? This tutorial shows you how to keep your in-putted data.

To keep the in-putted data in a input field have the value call the php variable for it like this: 

value="<?php echo $name;?>"

Here is a simple form with sticky input:

<form method="post" action="<?php $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>">
Name:<input type="text" name="name" value="<?php echo $name;?>"/>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit" />

If something goes wrong and the form reloads the in-putted name will still be there.

To keep in-putted data in textfields you need to have the code layout slightly different like this:

<textarea name="text"><?php echo $text;?></textarea>

This will keep the text that's inputted into the textarea. 

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