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If you name the input fields like this using a character say - that you know will not occur in your item names:

<input name="Shoes-1" size=2> <input name="Shoes-2" size=2> <input name="Shoes-3" size=2> <input name="Shoes-4" size=2> <input name="Shoes-5" size=2>

and likewise Tires etc. then it will be easy for you to test whether the form has sent you back "Shoes-2" etc. and if it has, you can use a SQL Update statement to modify just the one column in one row:

update ... set qty2 = ... where name = "Shoes";

In reply to Re: input form and MySQL across columns by philiprbrenan
in thread input form and MySQL across columns by Da_Skipper

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