Micah, Thanks for the reply.  I didn't see it earlier.  Also my apologies for 
the vagueness but right now things are somewhat vauge.  
Let me try and explain better:

To start I'll paint a visual to explain it better.  Ultimately I know this will 
require additional tables (will get to that in a moment)

When the page loads, there is going to be a "palette" area where form fields of 
various types will be sitting.  They will not be in a form.  The form will sit 
in another part of the page in it's own div.  So to start the table all that 
should be generated into that palette area will be the form elements (selects, 
checkboxes, radio buttons, etc).  I'm thinking php will be used to pull the 
markup out of the table and into the palette.  

Users can drag and drop form elements into the form.  They can edit the 
elements in there (i.e. length of field, label name, required field, etc). At 
that point the chosen elements (the ones now in the form) should be pumped back 
 into another table where a name column will save the form intact with all it's 

Hope this gives a better idea of what I"m trying to acheive.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 4:01 PM -07:00
To: Mark Fellowes [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [PHP-DB] Generating forms and form elements 
Hi Mark,

That's pretty vague, there's probably 1000 ways to do this. Are you just 
intending to store the HTML in a text field, or generate the form fields 
based on data so that the user can edit the data? Are you storing just 
data in the database, or the form structure? Also if it's structure, do 
you intend on storing formatting information, or just the form fields 

If you sit down and draw up a detailed non-code plan, the solution would 
likely present itself.


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