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I've managed to do some basic (no pun intended) php which takes the
input from a form and does some calculations and mysql lookups ... so
far so good.
So far, I have one page with a form, all fixed data.
The variables assigned by all these input boxes, checkboxes and radio
buttons are then posted as variables to my php script which processes
once I press the "submit" button. - ok, so far so good.
Now, after this processing I need to take more data from the user, and
do more processing, then take more data and do some more processing ..
etc etc ..
Am I going the right way .. I think I'm missing the point somewhat ..Is
it (easily) possible to have the page dynamically change as I enter data
and make selections, without having to "submit" each time.
Having said that, I do like the ease of functionality of using the back
button and chnaging some data, and submitting again.
i.e. My current format would be something like:
1. Enter data on page1 and press submit button
2. process this data, and display page 2 (containing summary of data
entered so far and new choices)
3. Enter data on page2 and press submit
4. process this data and display page3 (containing summary of entries
from pages1 & 2 and new choices which are dependent on data entered)
5. Enter data .... etc etc.
.... finally end up with display of the resulting arrays, with options
to save/print/modify ... etc.
I am building up a few arrays of the results of the processing and using
variables from all pages so far submitted.
I guess Im away off on a tangent from where I should be going, but I've
googled and googled (and googled) to get this far and I'm stuck.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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