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PHP - Generate Random Serial Code

In this tutorial we will create a Generate Random Serial Code using PHP. This code will generate a random serial code when the user click thebutton. The code use PHP POST method to call a function that will generate a random serial code looping the given strings using for() loop. This is a user-friendly kind of program feel free to modify it. We will be using PHP as a scripting language and interpreter that is used primarily on any webserver including xamp, wamp, etc. It is being use to any famous websites and it has a modern technology that can easily be use by the next generation.

Getting Started:

First you have to download & install XAMPP or any local server that run PHP scripts. Here's the link for XAMPP server And, this is the link for the bootstrap that i used for the layout design

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 your 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="">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">PHP - Generate Random Serial Code</h3>
  16. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;"/>
  17. <div class="col-md-3">
  18. <form method="POST">
  19. <center><button class="btn btn-info" name="create">Get Serial Code</button></center>
  20. </form>
  21. </div>
  22. <div class="col-md-6">
  23. <?php include 'get_serial.php'?>
  24. </div>
  26. </div>
  27. </body>
  28. </html>

Creating the Main Function

This code contains the main function of the application. This code will create a random serial code when the button is clicked. To make this just copy and write these block of codes below inside the text editor, then save it as get_serial.php
  1. <?php
  2. function GetSerialCode() {
  3. $strings = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890';
  4. $stringLength = strlen($strings);
  5. $newStrings = '';
  6. for ($i = 0; $i < 8; $i++) {
  7. $newStrings .= $strings[rand(0, $stringLength - 1)];
  8. }
  9. return $newStrings;
  10. }
  12. if(ISSET($_POST['create'])){
  13. echo '<div class="alert alert-info">MY SERIAL CODE</div>';
  14. echo '<center><h3 class="text-primary" style="background-color:#ccc; padding:10px;">'.GetSerialCode().'</h3></center>';
  15. }
  17. ?>
There you have it we successfully created Generate Random Serial Code using PHP. I hope that this simple tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!

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