Web page inputs and insert into database

Also from the other posts, Join files together and simple calculator , I was also asked to do

“Accept form input for a user registration form, and store results in a MySQL table, using PHP. Applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of input validation, and using server-side code to avoid sql injection exploits. The user data should include first name, last name, email, an phone number.

Usage of Javascript pre-validation would be a plus, as would forward planning, i.e. adding a unique code to the user details that could be used to validate their email address. Suitable MySQL table schema should be demonstrated.”

To start with, I started at the data insert within a web page

<body>
<form name="input" action="insertData.php" method="post" onSubmit="return checkInputs()">
First Name :
<input type="text" name="firstname"/>
Second Name : 
<input type="text" name="secondname"/>
Email : 
<input type="text" name="email"/>
Phone number : 
<input type="text" name="phonenumber"/>
<input type="submit" value="Submit"/>
</form>
</body>

Which takes in the required input’s and also within the form HTML tag, but before sending to the back end PHP part of the exercise, there was a requirement to do some Javascript checking on the inputs.

So here is the javascript that will check the inputs, within the form onsubmit action I call this function checkInputs and the return value (true/false) is returned which gives the form either a action to post back to the server (true return) or to wait for the user correct there inputs (false return).

    var firstname = document.getElementsByName("firstname").item(0);

I get the data from the webpage, getElementsByName (which since it is a name there could be x amount of elements with that name, so I want the first one (.item(0))

  function checkInputs()
  {
    // obtain inputs
    var firstname = document.getElementsByName("firstname").item(0);
    var secondname = document.getElementsByName("secondname").item(0);
    var email= document.getElementsByName("email").item(0);
    var phonenum = document.getElementsByName("phonenumber").item(0);
    /* check the inputs */
    if (lengthCheck(firstname, "first name")) 
      if (lengthCheck(secondname, "second name"))
	if (emailChecker(email))
	  if (checkPhone(phonenum))
	    return true;
    return false;
  }

and then after getting the elements, I then call different additional functions that I did write within javascript to check the inputs gained. Here I check the length of a element passed within the one of the parameters within the function parameter list, with using objects you can access the objects value.length (javascript object of a element) and also use the focus function with the element which will focus the element on the webpage for the user to know where to check there input (also with a alert window to say why, e.g. “please insert some data”.)

  function lengthCheck(elem, thename)
  {
    if (elem.value.length> 0) 
      return true;
    else
    {
      alert("Please insert the " + thename);
      elem.focus();
    }
  }

Here is a way of using regular expression to check email inputs, basically it first checks to make sure there is a name before the “@” and also a at between 2 and 4 names with a “.” better them.

  /* check a email address, using regular expression */
  function emailChecker(elem)
  {
    var reg = /^[\w\-\.\+]+\@[a-zA-Z0-9.-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,4}$/;
    if (elem.value.match(reg))
      return true;
    else
    {
      alert ("Please insert a valid email address");
      elem.focus();
      return false;
    }
  }

Here is a similar way as above for checking a phone number input between 11-15 numbers

  /* check against a phone number. a number being between 11-15 numbers*/
  function checkPhone(elem)
  {
    var reg = /^[0-9]{11,15}$/;
    if (elem.value.match(reg))
      return true;
    else
    {
      alert ("Please insert a valid phone number");
      elem.focus();
      return false;
    }
  }

This is the web page part, and here is the second part where I insert the data into database with php.

But here is the full web page part of the first part.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<script language="javascript">
  /* check the length of the element, focus is none present */
  function lengthCheck(elem, thename)
  {
    if (elem.value.length> 0) 
      return true;
    else
    {
      alert("Please insert the " + thename);
      elem.focus();
    }
  }
 
  /* check a email address, using regular expression */
  function emailChecker(elem)
  {
    var reg = /^[\w\-\.\+]+\@[a-zA-Z0-9.-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,4}$/;
    if (elem.value.match(reg))
      return true;
    else
    {
      alert ("Please insert a valid email address");
      elem.focus();
      return false;
    }
  }
 
  /* check against a phone number. a number being between 11-15 numbers*/
  function checkPhone(elem)
  {
    var reg = /^[0-9]{11,15}$/;
    if (elem.value.match(reg))
      return true;
    else
    {
      alert ("Please insert a valid phone number");
      elem.focus();
      return false;
    }
  }
 
  function checkInputs()
  {
    // obtain inputs
    var firstname = document.getElementsByName("firstname").item(0);
    var secondname = document.getElementsByName("secondname").item(0);
    var email= document.getElementsByName("email").item(0);
    var phonenum = document.getElementsByName("phonenumber").item(0);
    /* check the inputs */
    if (lengthCheck(firstname, "first name")) 
      if (lengthCheck(secondname, "second name"))
	if (emailChecker(email))
	  if (checkPhone(phonenum))
	    return true;
    return false;
  }
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form name="input" action="insertData.php" method="post" onSubmit="return checkInputs()">
First Name :
<input type="text" name="firstname"/>
 
Second Name : 
<input type="text" name="secondname"/>
 
Email : 
<input type="text" name="email"/>
 
Phone number : 
<input type="text" name="phonenumber"/>
 
<input type="submit" value="Submit"/>
</form>
</body>
</html>

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