PHP Error After Submitting a Form: Reset Button Not Working

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Hello,

I am currently building a site that will be functioning the same as PHPmyAdmin.Hopefully. But that's too far to finish.

To everybody here who knows how to retain a value into the form, actually it was pretty easy. But talking about clearing after retaining values for me is super confusing. I got stuck on reset button that doesn't function anymore after the form has been submitted. It was perfect before I click “submit” button. I just don’t understand why HTML reset does not have the power to remove PHP values. 

I've got a search bar that enables the administrator to search by id and last name. I want the reset to still function after submit button is clicked. What would be the best and simple short code for this problem? Is there a new technique on this such as using JQUERY or AJAX?

Thank you.

Jonel_J

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PHP Error After Submitting a Form: Reset Button Not Working

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Hi Jonel.

HTML reset button doesn't work after submission because it loads value back to form first load (which is after submission, not before). So you may try to create a jQuery function to clear form. This is an example :

$.fn.clearForm = function() {
  return this.each(function() {
 var type = this.type, tag = this.tagName.toLowerCase();
 if (tag == 'form')
   return $(':input',this).clearForm();
 if (type == 'text' || type == 'password' || tag == 'textarea')
   this.value = '';
 else if (type == 'checkbox' || type == 'radio')
   this.checked = false;
 else if (tag == 'select')
   this.selectedIndex = -1;
  });
};

Then call this function on button click (assuming you have form with id 'form1' and button with id 'btnClear') :

$('#btnClear').click(function(){
  $('#form1').clearForm();
});

Check attached file for complete code example. Hope it helps.

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