*** Disclaimer, If you are the type of person who thinks the internet owes you everything then this post is probably not for you. Read a book for a change ***
Just adding these disclaimers, as this blog is more my thought process as I am teaching myself php. I make no claims for anything being the best or right way to do things.
One of the main reason for these posts, is so I cam easily copy pasta bits no matter where I am.
Anyhow, going back to my recipe section on my site that I'm building, I want on the form a multiple select box for the ingredients. I have the following table on my database
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `ingredients` (
`iId` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`type` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`name` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`notes` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (`iId`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 AUTO_INCREMENT=31 ;
Just a note about why I have type in my ingredients. This is one of my bugbears with a lot of recipe listingsis they never group the ingredients by type. I am including type so that you can copy down the recipe and go to the supermarket and be less likely to miss anything off.
The Function for the multibox select is as follows
$html ='<select name="Ingr" multiple="multiple">';
$sql=" SELECT `iId` , `name`
ORDER BY TYPE , name
LIMIT 0 , 30 ";
$result = mysql_query($sql)
if (mysql_num_rows($result) == 0)
echo "<em>No created.</em>";
while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
$html .= '<option value='. $row['rId'].'>'.$row['name'].'</option>';
$html .= '</select>';