View Full Version : Edit MySQL Column & Update

03-29-2007, 09:30 AM
Hi all,

I am able to display the data from a table in my database. I have an Edit link, which you can see in the code. Obviously it's not active but want to when it is pressed to display the current user's data in textfield's that I can change and then click Update and it saves them... Anyone have any ideas?


/* connect to the mysql database and use different queries for the count of members */

include 'configure.php';
include 'open.php';


$info = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM tbladministrators");

echo '<table border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1">
<tr valign="top">
<td>First Name</td>
<td>Last Name</td>

if (mysql_num_rows($info) < 1) {
echo '<tr valign="top">
<td colspan="4">There are no members that match the query. Please go back and try again</td>

else {
while ($qry = mysql_fetch_array($info)) {

//create the layout
<link href="cs_style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<tr valign="top">
<td><?php echo $qry['firstname']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $qry['lastname']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $qry['username']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $qry['password']; ?></td>

echo '</table>';

include 'library/closedb.php';


03-29-2007, 04:19 PM
You can create a new PHP page to do the editing, or you can put the edit form in a <div> that is initially hidden (CSS is "display: none"), and use Javascript to "unhide" the <div> when edit is clicked. This doesn't degrade gracefully though (meaning, Javascript must be enabled for it to work). I guess you could re-load the page and send a variable over to force the <div> to be shown all via PHP, rather than Javascript....

There are lots of ways to achieve your goal, best thing is to do lots of research and see what you can come up with.