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try this for fun - it accepts the text box values as anrray #!/usr/bin/perl ## relatively painless iteration over multiple selection boxes use CGI qw(:standard); @sel = param('sel'); @entry = ("first", "second", "third", "fourth", "fifth", "sixth", "sev +enth", "eighth", "ninth", "tenth"); print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n"; if ($sel[0] ne '') { # do database stuff here (each entry in the sel array is the index to + your array of data for the database) ## just for fun show boxes checked foreach $ent (@sel) { print "you checked the $entry[$ent] box<br>\n"; } } print <<EOF <form name=fred action=jd.cgi> <table> <tr> <td> one <input type=checkbox name=sel value=0> </td> <td> two <input type=checkbox name=sel value=1> </td> <td> three <input type=checkbox name=sel value=2> </td> <td> four <input type=checkbox name=sel value=3> </td> <td> five <input type=checkbox name=sel value=4> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> six <input type=checkbox name=sel value=5> </td> <td> seven <input type=checkbox name=sel value=6> </td> <td> eight <input type=checkbox name=sel value=7> </td> <td> nine <input type=checkbox name=sel value=8> </td> <td> ten <input type=checkbox name=sel value=9> </td> </tr> </table> <input type=submit value=showme> </form> EOF Hope this helps John

In reply to Re: Re: Converting large numbers of checkboxes to small number of params by johndageek
in thread Converting large numbers of checkboxes to small number of params by MrCromeDome

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