PHP page not passing search criteria to MySQL - Since new install


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May 3, 2003
Since I had a replacement hard drive installed, I am having problems with some of my PHP pages.

When you type in your search criteria into a text box, and submit it - It doesn't pass the value onto the script that selects them from the MySQL database.

Has anyone else experienced this problem ,or know of a solution.

I am running MySQL 4.1.18 and PHP 4.4.2

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Well-Known Member
Jan 22, 2005
That's by far a very vague description of the problem. You'd have to investigate at least a little if you're hoping for people to offer advice.

The issue you describe (replacement hd) doesn't sound like it can be related to your problem (odd php/mysql behaviour).

Troubleshoot the issue first, find out where things are going wrong and then post back if you are unsure of how to resolve the issue.

To begin with, check the following:

1) What values are being picked up by the PHP script
Aer you using register_globals style referencing of POSTed/GETed values, or are you accessing them through $_POST/$_GET? What values are present and how do they compare to what you expect.

2) Whether it is generating the query string correctly