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know how to connect, now what?

know how to connect, now what?

know how to connect, now what?

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I have learned how to connect, now I would like the user to be able to login to a certain webpage.  Say coming from a page called login.htm, the form submits to a login.php page which checks the MySQL database, checks to see if the username and password are valid, then redirects to the appropriate page. anybody know where there is some code on this or have any suggestions? Thanks

RE: know how to connect, now what?

This is how I would do it in PHP:
Connect to the dbase
Check the username and password
If all correct, print the html refresh tag that redirects the user to a page within 0 seconds.

<?
mysql_connect("host","username","password");
//connecting to the database host

$result = mysql_query("dbase","SELECT * FROM table WHERE
username='$username' AND password='$password'");
//immediately checks the username & password

if($login = mysql_fetch_array($result))
//if any resultset was returned, meaning username & password were correct

   print("<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='0;URL=newPage.htm'>");
   //This redirects the user to the newPage.htm
else
   print("wrong login");
?>

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