I have a huge form that takes place over several pages. Well, actually it's one script that calls itself many times. Passing the user data from one instance of the script to another has certainly been educational. (I am avoiding session variables for this particular form.) I finally have the data display itself in a "Confirm?" page instance, where all of the data aggregated is displayed for the user to confirm. But I need to pass this data ONE MORE TIME to the part of the script that actually adds it to the database.
Two questions about this: 1) most important question -- what is the most efficient way to pass this POST data from the "confirm" page to the "add to database" page? I was thinking of creating an array to contain the many POST variables, like this: $superformfield = array(); $superformfield = $_POST['name']; $superformfield = $_POST['size']; $superformfield = $_POST['resolution']; $superformfield = $_POST['creator']; ... etc ... Then taking $superform and placing it into a hidden form field, rather than creating a new hidden form field for every single variable that I want to pass. Is this when people use serialize() ? Demetrious S. Kelly posted a function "encode()" which takes data and translates it to ASCII numbers so that it becomes hidden-form-field-friendly. I'm guessing the best thing to do is serialize() the data, then translate it into ASCII numbers only, then store all of this info into one giant hidden form field. I'm hoping there's no limit on hidden form field size... then use Demetrious's decode() function on the next instance/"page" of the script, to return the data to its original characters and unserialize() -ing the characters to get my array back. Then I can loop through the array and create my SQL statement. Does it make any sense? 2) is this a lot of extra work, and I'd be better served by just taking each variable and putting it into its own hidden form field? Thanks! "And remember, your answer is for posterity, so please try to be honest." -- the Six-Fingered Man Erik ---- Erik Price Web Developer Temp Media Lab, H.H. Brown [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php