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Populate HTML List From SQLite Using PHP


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In this tutorial we will create a SQLite Populate HTML List using PHP. This code will populate HTML list with SQLite query when user submit the form input. The code use a PHP POST method to call a specific function that will dynamically populate HTML list with the use of SQLite INSERT query. This a free program, you can apply this to your system as your own.

We will be using SQLite that provides an interface for accessing the database. It includes class interfaces to the SQL commands. And also it allows you to create SQL functions and aggregate using PHP.

Getting Started: First you have to download & install XAMPP or any local server that run PHP scripts. Here's the link for XAMPP server https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html.

And this is the link for the bootstrap that i used for the layout design https://getbootstrap.com/.

Installing SQLite Browser

We will now then install the SQLite data viewer, here's the link for the DB Browser for SQLite http://sqlitebrowser.org/.

Setting Up SQLite

First, we are going to enable SQLite 3 in our PHP.

  1. Open localhost server folder XAMPP, etc and locate php.ini.
  2. Open php.ini and enable sqlite3 by removing the semicolon in the line.
  3. Save changes and Restart Server.

Creating the database connection

Open your any kind of text editor(notepad++, etc..). Then just copy/paste the code below then name it conn.php.

  1. <?php
  2. $conn=new SQLite3('db/db_list') or die("Unable to open database!");
  3. $query="CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `movie`(movie_id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY AUTOINCREMENT NOT NULL, movie TEXT)";
  4.  
  5. $conn->exec($query);
  6. ?>

Creating The Interface

This is where we will create a simple form for our application. To create the forms simply copy and write it into you text editor, then save it as index.php.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html lang="en">
  3. <head>
  4. <meta charset="UTF-8" name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap.css" />
  6. </head>
  7. <body>
  8. <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
  9. <div class="container-fluid">
  10. <a class="navbar-brand" href="https://sourcecodester.com">Sourcecodester</a>
  11. <div>
  12. </nav>
  13. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  14. <div class="col-md-6 well">
  15. <h3 class="text-primary">SQLite Populate HTML List Using PHP</h3>
  16. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;">
  17. <div class="col-md-3">
  18. <form method="POST" action="add.php">
  19. <div class="form-group">
  20. <label>Enter a movie title</label>
  21. <input type="text" name="movie" class="form-control" required="required"/>
  22. </div>
  23. <center><button class="btn btn-primary" name="add">Add</button></center>
  24. </form>
  25. </div>
  26. <div class="col-md-9">
  27. <h3>MY MOVIE LIST <?php echo date("Y")?></h3>
  28. <ul>
  29. <?php
  30. require'conn.php';
  31.  
  32. $query=$conn->query("SELECT * FROM `movie`") or die("Failed to fetch row!");
  33. while($fetch=$query->fetchArray()){
  34. echo "<li>".$fetch['movie']."</li>";
  35. }
  36. ?>
  37. </ul>
  38. </div>
  39. </div>

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