Calculator Script

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Calculator Script

Post by peterlytham »

I'm new to this programing lark and I was wondering if someone could help.
I have created a script that calculates widgets. You have to enter a value and amount and the script displays the results.

Lets assume that we wanted the user to select from dropdown boxes. I.E. We have 3 types of widgets (Small, medium and large) Small widgets are say £ 50.00, medium are £100.00 and large are £ 150.00. You can only order these widgets in multiples of ten, say upto 50 max. E.G 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. (Hope I have explained that right).

I know how to create dropdown boxes with select values but not sure how to change this script to incorporate them.

Any help would be apreciated


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<?php # Script 3.10 - calculator.php #4

$page_title = 'Widget Cost Calculator';
include ('../includes/header.html');

// This function calculates the total and prints the results. We have made the $tax argument optional for the user. It now has a default value.

function calculate_total ($qty, $cost, $tax = 5) {
	$total = ($qty * $cost);
	$taxrate = ($tax / 100); // Turns 5% into 05.
	$total += ($total * $taxrate); // Add the tax
	return number_format($total, 2);
} // end of function

// Check the form submission
if (isset($_POST['submitted'])) {
	// Minimal form submission
	if ( is_numeric($_POST['quantity']) && is_numeric($_POST['price']) ) {
		// Print the heading
		echo '<h1>Total Cost</h1>';
		// Call the function with or without tax:
		if (is_numeric($_POST['tax'])) {
			$sum = calculate_total ($_POST['quantity'], $_POST['price'], $_POST['tax']);
		} else {
			$sum = calculate_total ($_POST['quantity'], $_POST['price']);
		// print the results:
		echo '<p>The total cost of purchasing ' . $_POST['quantity'] . ' Widget(s) at £' . number_format ($_POST['price'], 2) . ' each, with tax, is £' . $sum . '.</p>';
	} else { // invalid submitted values:
	echo '<h1>Error!</h1>
	<p class="error">Please enter a valid quantity and price.</p>';
} // end of main isset() IF.

// Leave the PHP section and create the HTML form:

<h1>Widget Cost Calculator</h1>

<form action="calculator4.php" method="post">

<p>Quantity: <input type="text" name="quantity" size="5" maxlengh="5" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['quantity'])) echo $_POST['quantity']; ?>" /></p>
<p>Price: <input type="text" name="price" size="5" maxlengh="10" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['price'])) echo $_POST['price']; ?>" /></p>

<p>Tax (%): <input type="text" name="tax" size="5" maxlengh="5" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['tax'])) echo $_POST['tax']; ?>" />(Optional)</p>

<p><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Calculate" /></p>

<input type="hidden" name="submitted" value="TRUE" />


<?php // include the footer:

include ('../includes/footer.html');

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Re: Calculator Script

Post by requinix »

I take it you know how to do their HTML? Not sure what else you might mean...

That's a good first step. How about sticking it into the form you already have there? Don't mind the PHP for a moment.
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