2 possibilities:
either you put the defined value instead of the definition down in the
option value (but i'm sure you thought of this one)
or you use "echo constant($_POST['myType']);". Or GET, depending on how you
send your form.

Hey, this time I learned something, too! I found it in the php helpfile,
making my way from define to a chapter about constants, to this function.
Here, if you're looking for functionality things, I think it's better than
the online documentation:

-----Original Message-----
From: Ng Hwee Hwee [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 13 October 2005 07:13
To: PHP DB List
Subject: [PHP-DB] Defined Constants

Hi all,

just a very simple question. my form has the following define statements and
select box:

define("JOVIAL", "likes to joke alot");
define("CHEERFUL", "always wears a smile on his face");
define("ADVENTUROUS", "likes sports and plays well too");
define("MYSTERIOUS", "there's always something to discover everyday");

<select name="myType">
  <option value="JOVIAL"><?=JOVIAL;?></option>
  <option value="CHEERFUL"><?=CHEERFUL;?></option>
  <option value="ADVENTUROUS"><?=ADVENTUROUS;?></option>
  <option value="MYSTERIOUS"><?=MYSTERIOUS;?></option>

after i post my form, the value $myType will be one of my define statements.
For example, user chooses "CHEERFUL" thus when i echo $myType, I will get
"CHEERFUL" but actually, what i really want to get is "always wears a smile
on his face".

can someone advise me how i can achieve this?? sounds simple but i really
don't know how!! =(

thanks in advance!!

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