That was *exactly* it.. I copied that code in and everything worked! Thanks so much - my head was getting sore from beating it on my desk!
I still have much to get used to with 4.1.x .. James -----Original Message----- From: Lars Torben Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Lars Torben Wilson Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 1:36 PM To: James Hallam Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [PHP] trouble passing variables through a URL On Mon, 2002-02-04 at 11:49, James Hallam wrote: > (try again - Sorry for the double) > > my config: PHP 4.1.1/NT/iPlanet 6.1 > > This is the URL in its <A> tag: > > <A > HREF="test_mediacoverage.php?locale=en_na&sec=news&subsec=media&name=infowee > k1">Media Coverage Test Page</A> > > > Those variables are supposed to be used to populate this SQL statement: > > $sql = "SELECT comp, content FROM $locale > WHERE sec = '$sec' AND > subsec = '$subsec' AND > name = '$name' > ORDER BY comp > "; > > If I hard code the variables in on the page it works, but if I leave it as > is, I get this: > > You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'WHERE sec = '' AND subsec = '' > AND name = '' ORDER BY comp ' at line 2 > > Any idea why these aren't being passed? > > James Hallam Dollars to donuts you have register_globals turned off; that's the default in PHP 4.1.x+. It's safer not to use it. :) Try this: $sql = "SELECT comp, content FROM $_REQUEST[locale] WHERE sec = '$_REQUEST[sec]' AND subsec = '$_REQUEST[subsec]' AND name = '$_REQUEST[name]' ORDER BY comp "; Hope this helps, Torben -- Torben Wilson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.thebuttlesschaps.com http://www.hybrid17.com http://www.inflatableeye.com +1.604.709.0506 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php