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Thread began 9/27/2012 5:45 pm by rogersds267040 | Last modified 3/30/2015 12:29 pm by rogersds267040 | 6253 views | 20 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, that's a horse of a completely different color, and requires a completely different approach.

going back to my previous static example, the option values would need to pass a comma seperated list of "price,sku,name,etc..", for example:
value="15.99,982,The Paul Butterfield Blues Band"

then the onchange event calls a javascript function to convert the comma separated list to an array, and set the form elements from the array pieces

<script type="text/javascript">

function setProdData(opts) {
    var optArray = new Array;
    optArray = opts.split(",");
    var theForm = document.prodForm;
    var prodNameField = theForm.prodName;
    var prodPriceField = theForm.prodPrice;
    var prodSKUField = theForm.prodSKU;
    prodPriceField.value = optArray[0];
    prodSKUField.value = optArray[1];
    prodNameField.value = optArray[2];

<form id="prodForm" name="prodForm" method="post"  action=""> 
  <select name="products" id="products" onchange="setProdData(document.prodForm.products[document.prodForm.products.selectedIndex].value)"> 
    <option value="">--select a product--</option> 
    <option value="14.99,123,B.B. King - Live at the Regal">B.B. King - Live at the Regal</option> 
    <option value="22.99,324,The Band - The Last Waltz">The Band - The Last Waltz</option> 
    <option value="19.99,423,Alvin Bishop - Let It Flow">Alvin Bishop - Let It Flow</option> 
    <option value="17.99,658,Dr. John - Gris Gris Gumbo">Dr. John - Gris Gris Gumbo</option> 
    <option value="15.99,982,The Paul Butterfield Blues Band">The Paul Butterfield Blues Band</option> 
  <br /> 
  <label for="prodName">Product Name:</label> 
  <input type="text" name="prodName" id="prodName" /> 
  <br /> 
  <label for="prodSKU">Product SKU:</label> 
  <input type="text" name="prodSKU" id="prodSKU" /> 
  <br /> 
  <label for="prodPrice">Product Price:</label> 
  <input type="text" name="prodPrice" id="prodPrice" /> 

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