Hi all, Can I raise a point of principle here.
My databases never have records deleted - instead they are marked as being deleted in a status field. That way, they are always there for reference. Unless you are running a system that needs the space or has extremely high turnover of deleted records, this makes sesne. Just my 2c. George in Oxford > -----Original Message----- > From: Mathieu Dumoulin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: 24 February 2003 3:49 pm > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Checkboxes to gather rows to delete > > > It is wrong to use that way of doing it John, cause this will delete ALL > lines that where printed with a checkbox > And also, if you are using a old version of PHP with register globals OFF, > the _POST array will not be available > > Mathieu Dumoulin > > "1lt John W. Holmes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> a écrit dans le message de > news: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > I have a mysql database with a table using one column as a > primary key. > > > (rowID). On a php page I use a query to list all of the rows of the > table > > > and have a checkbox beside each row that should be used to > check if you > > > would like to delete this row. Can someone give me an example > using post > > > to pull the boxes that need to be deleted. > > > > Easy one.. :) > > > > Make sure your checkboxes have the rowID as their value, then you can > simply > > do this: > > > > $query = "DELETE FROM table WHERE rowID IN (" . > > implode(',',$_POST['checkboxes']) . ")"; > > > > and run that query. > > > > You'll end up with something that looks like this: > > > > DELETE FROM table WHERE rowID IN (1,2,3,4,5) > > > > where the numbers will come from only the checkboxes that you selected. > > > > ---John Holmes... > > > > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php