Help with PHP and checkboxes


Posted on 16th Feb 2014 07:03 pm by admin

I am posting this for a friend of mine, i wrote a small script for her to process her form data to an email but in testing i am having trouble getting the checkbox data to display in the email it sends. if you select multiple checkboxes it emails only the last checked box.

the following is the html code:

Code: <td><p>Job Description:</p></td>
<td><label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Drywall" id="jobdescription_0" />
Drywall</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Insulation" id="jobdescription_1" />
Insulation</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Taping" id="jobdescription_2" />
Taping</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Texture" id="jobdescription_3" />
Texture</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Stucco" id="jobdescription_4" />
Stucco</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="T-Bar" id="jobdescription_5" />
T-Bar</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Custom Ceilings" id="jobdescription_6" />
Custom Ceilings</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Steel Stud Framing" id="jobdescription_7" />
Steel Stud Framing</div>
<div align="left"></div>
<label> </label>
<div align="left">
<input type="checkbox" name="job_description[]" value="Bulk Heads" id="jobdescription_8" />
Bulk Heads</div>
and this is the php code:

Code: <?php

date_default_timezone_set('America/Edmonton');

$yourEmail = "test@yahoo.ca";
//The Email Address Form Results Will Be Sent To. Change to your email.

$subject = "Online Job Requests";
//This will be displayed in your Email Subject line. Edit as needed.

$body = "Name: $_REQUEST $name n Email Address: $_REQUEST $email n Phone: $_REQUEST $phone n Job Type: $_REQUEST $job_type n Job Description: $_REQUEST $job_description n";


$timestamp = date("n/j/Y, a\t g:i a T");


$thankyousubject = "Request Submitted Successfully n on n $timestamp";
//This will be displayed after a submission. Edit to suit your needs. The n represent page breaks.

$thankyoumsg = "Thank you $_REQUEST[name] we have recieved your information. We will contact you soon.";
//This will be displayed after a submission. Edit to suit your needs.

$job_description ="";
foreach($_REQUEST["job_description"] as $value) {
$job_description .= "$valuen";
}


?>
<?php
mail($yourEmail, $subject, $body, "From: $_REQUEST[$name] < $_REQUEST[$email] >");
print "<CENTER><B><body bgcolor='#2c2c2c'><font color='#FFFFFF'> $thankyousubject </B></CENTER>

<center>$thankyoumsg</center><BR><BR><CENTER>

</font><A HREF="http://www.shekinteriors.com" TARGET="_top"><IMG SRC="http://www.shekinteriors.com/formbanner.gif" WIDTH="600" HEIGHT="100" ALT="Return to Shek Interiors Ltd" BORDER="0"></A></CENTER></body>"

?>
i thought the
Code: $job_description ="";
foreach($_REQUEST["job_description"] as $value) {
$job_description .= "$valuen";
}
would help this but the mail it generates looks like the following:

Code: Name: Array test525
Email Address: Array dtyjdtj@ftdhdxf.com
Phone: Array 67586785
Job Type: Array New Commercial
Job Description: Array Bulk Heads
could someone please help me figure this out. i'm not super familiar with php and it's driving me bonkers

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