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merrick_sd

18 August 2012 at 2:46am Community Member, 95 Posts

I have an online form where the user is able add multiple delegates

eg: name,email ..etc
and you click add to add another input box

so for example the form would end up with this on submission for 4 delegates
<!-- delegate One -->
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelFirstName" name="DelFirstName" value="" />
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelLasttName" name="DelLastName" value="" />

<!-- delegate Two -->
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelFirstName_0" name="DelFirstName_0" value="" />
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelLasttName_0" name="DelLastName_0" value="" />

<!-- delegate Three -->
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelFirstName_1" name="DelFirstName_1" value="" />
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelLasttName_1" name="DelLastName_1" value="" />

<!-- delegate Four -->
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelFirstName_2" name="DelFirstName_2" value="" />
< input type="text" class="text rounded" id="Form_EventBookingForm_DelLasttName_2" name="DelLastName_2" value="" />

How can i collect this and save for each () one to the database.
I know how to get i entry saved.

//save the Delegate(s)
   $delegates = New Delegates();
$fields = array(
      'UniqueOrderID',
      'DelegateTitle',
      'DelFirstName',
      'DelLastName',
      'DelJobTitle',
      'DelEmail',
      'Dietary',
      );
   $form->saveInto($delegates, $fields);
   $delegates->write();

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swaiba

18 August 2012 at 4:02am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

I do this and I use the same logic to create the form as to save it...

1. when building your form there is a loop right? and you use that to add the "_X" for the delegates?

e.g.

for($i=0; $i<$iNumDelegates;$i++) {
   $fields->push(new TextField('DelFirstName_'.$i))
   //repeat for each field
   //I use another loop on the getFrontEndFields method of the required object
}

2. when you save go through the same loop like you are making the fields and then instead save them into a new object

for($i=0; $i<$iNumDelegates;$i++) {
   $delegate = new Delegate();
   $delegate->setField('DelFirstName','DelFirstName_'.$i)
   //repeat for each field
   $delegate->write();
}

Hope this helps!

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merrick_sd

22 August 2012 at 3:11am Community Member, 95 Posts

Yes this really helped me
many thanks

   $NumDelegates = $data['DelegateCount'];
            $iNumDelegates = ($data['DelegateCount'] - 1);
      if ($NumDelegates > 1) {
      
   
      $iNumDelegates = ($data['DelegateCount'] - 1);
         for($i=0; $i<$iNumDelegates;$i++) {
          $delegate = new Delegates();
          $delegate->setField('BookingEventID',$bookingeventid->ID);
          $delegate->setField('BookeeUserID',$bookeeuser->ID);
          $delegate->setField('DelFirstName',$data['DelFirstName_'.$i]);
          $delegate->setField('DelLastName',$data['DelLastName_'.$i]);
          $delegate->setField('DelEmail',$data['DelEmail_'.$i]);
          $delegate->setField('DelJobTitle',$data['DelJobTitle_'.$i]);
          $delegate->setField('DelDietary',$data['DelDietary_'.$i]);
          //repeat for each field
          $delegate->write();
         }
      }
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