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> OK, I'll apologize in advance if this is a little off topic, but I think
> it'll be close enough.
> I have a form (searchform.php) that collects data for a search (e.g.,
> firstname, lastname). That form submits to a separate PHP script
> (search.php) that queries a database to find matching rows and returns the
> information in an array ($results).
> All pretty standard stuff and it all works.
> I know I "while()" the information in the resulting array ($results) to draw
> a table showing all of the results. But what that would require is the form
> (searchform.php) to collect the data and submit to the search.php script
> where HTML and PHP code combine in one file to perform the query and draw
> the results. I know how to do this and have done it in the past.
> However, this instance has a wrinkle to it. When the searchform.php form
> submits to search.php, I want to perform the query, but return the user (and
> the $results array) to searchform.php to display the results.
> I want to stress that I can get the information from the database with no
> problem. I'm just stuck on how to get the results back to the page that
> called the search.php script in the first place.
> Is turning search.php into a function and "return"-ing the results the only
> way to accomplish this? Because the only other idea I can come up with is
> using a header("Location:http://searchform.php?rs=$results";); statement and
> that doesn't seem to work (and logically, I can see why).
> I'm not asking for a total solution here because I can handle the whole
> solution myself. However I would appreciate a bump in the right direction in
> regards to how to architect the application logic.

What about using the same script to provide the search form and process 
the results? If you use say a submit button to send the form, you can 
check the value of the button name and branch your script accordingly, 

switch $action: {
  case 'Search': // Button Search is clicked
  // do search and display results

  default: // No value for $action, e.g. first call of page
  // display the search form

Add other case values and season to taste :-)

Quod subigo farinam

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