Cannot pass integer from form to data table

I have a form consisting of a select input dropdown. The dropdown is populated from a SQL query. Here is the relevant code:

                <form action="process.php" id="journals_tally" method="post">


$result = mysqli_query($link, "SELECT jid,title from journals_cancel_15 ORDER by title");
$num = mysqli_num_rows($result);

for ($i=0; $i<$num; $i++) {
  $row = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result);
  echo "<option value=\"$row[jid]\" name=\"jid\">$row[title]</option>";

                        <input type="submit" value="Submit tally" />

The intention is for a staff person to select a title and for the form to pass the jid to a data table. The process.php page consists of the following code:


if (isset($_POST['jid'])

  $jid = mysqli_real_escape_string($link, $_POST['jid']);

  $sql = 'INSERT into journals_cancel_15_tally2(jid)
          VALUES("' . $jid . '")';

  if (!mysqli_query($link, $sql))
         $error = 'Error adding submitted journal details: ' . mysqli_error($link);
         include 'error.html.php';
     header('Location: journals2015-tallying2.php');

As you can see, all I am trying to do is to insert the jid for the record each time the form is submitted but it’s not getting inserted into the table. When I have the data type for jid set as a VARCHAR, a new row is inserted but the jid remains blank. When I have the data type for jid set as INT an error is thrown. I have tried to var_dump() the fields but nothing displays. I am certain that I’ve missed something obvious but it’s escaping me. What am I missing in the scripts above? Thanks!

Don’t you need to specify the name of the SELECT in the tag, rather than in each of the OPTION tags?

<select name="jid">

Uh, yes, that would be the problem. I knew it had to be something simple like that. Thanks so much, droopsnoot!

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