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generate a form from a db table - not quite

I am a beginner at this - and don't quite get it.
I am almost using "generate a form from a db table" which says I can use the formbuilder function by itself. I can't seem to get it to work though.
Using the example given I have in controller/managetables.php
Class Managetables Extends Controller
    function index()
    $template['xajax_js'] = $this->xajax->getjavascript(null, 'http://localhost/custom/javascript/xajax.js');
    $attributes = array('name'     => 'sectionContentForm',
                      'id'       => 'sectionContentForm',
                      'onSubmit' => 'xajax_addUser(xajax.getFormValues(\'sectionContentForm\'));return false;');
    $formOutput = form_open('#',$attributes);
    $formElements = $this->_formBuilder('users');
    foreach($formElements as $name => $htmlTag){
    $formOutput .= '<label for="'.$name.'">';
      $formOutput .= $this->$name.'</label><br />'.$htmlTag;
      $displayName = str_replace('&lt;input type="hidden" name="'.$name.'" value="','',$htmlTag);
      $displayName = str_replace('" /&gt;','',$displayName);
     $formOutput .= '<b> -- '.$displayName.'</b><br />';
    } else {
      $formOutput .= $this->$name.'</label><br />'.$htmlTag.'<br />';
  $formOutput .= form_submit('submitContentForm','Create').form_close();

    $template['formOutput'] =  $formOutput;
    $this->load->view('managetables', $template);

function Managetables(){
  lots more here ...
  function _formBuilder($table,$values=array(),$valuesAsHidden=FALSE){
  $columns = $this->db->query($this->db->_list_columns($table));
  if($columns->num_rows() > 0){
    foreach ($columns->result_array() as $columnInfo){
      foreach($columnInfo as $key => $val){
        if($key == 'Field'){
          $fieldName = $val;
          // if(!$this->data->getManagementStatus($table,$fieldName)) break;  //comment this out if you are using only this function and not the supporting "management" fuctions
        $arrTableInfo[$fieldName][$key] = $val;
    $formDisplay = '';
lots more here ...
and in views/managetables.php
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
&lt;html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"&gt;
&lt;?php echo $xajax_js;?&gt;
&lt;?php echo $formOutput ;?&gt;

I get an error message at the top for every field in the
A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Notice
Message: Undefined property: Managetables::$id
Filename: controllers/managetables.php
Line Number: 22

A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Notice
Message: Undefined property: Managetables::$last_name
Filename: controllers/managetables.php
Line Number: 22

and then I also get the form, but only the input line - no label?



[eluser]Bunches McGinty[/eluser]
I don't know if this solves the problem, but you need the Constructor at the start of your class, not in the middle of it. Swap 'Managetables()' and 'index()' around.

I hope I'm right with that.

Nope, that didn't do it...

erm... this is a PHP error telling you that you haven't told the class that it has properties (Undefined property).

You need to understand classes and objects better - I suggest reading about object-oriented techniques in PHP.

the short answer:
put this right after the class opening bracket...
var $id;
var $last_name;

ps. if you post code, post *all* of the code... don't put "lots more here" and snip the code away.

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