try using the rand function..
<input type='text' name='id$rand'>

but that migth get a same number more then once... my suggestion is this

// Start of the loop
echo "<input type='text' name='id$checkboxid'>";
// end of loop
$checkboxid = $checkboxid + 1;

that should work i think....

havent tested that code. but thats my idea.


----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Payne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 10:59 PM
Subject: [PHP-DB] database/form help needed

Hi there everyone,

I have a loop which goes through my MySQL database and some PHP code which
grabs results 9 at a time, and that works great.  Now, I also have a
checkbox called ID for each of the 9 entries and here is my problem.

How can I dynamically assign a unique ID for my checkboxes?  I am getting my
checkboxes through a loop, and because of that the ID is called id - for all
of my entries, so I can't select multiple as only one entry comes out on the
results page.  How can I dynamically create checkboxes with a unique id
(Such as id1, id2 etc ...) so that I can make multiple selections from my

Thank you all so much - Happy New Year.


Chris Payne

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