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Creating 'Other' option in select list

Thread began 12/05/2009 7:44 pm by andy.schofield283961 | Last modified 12/18/2009 12:28 pm by andy.schofield283961 | 1058 views | 8 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Look in code view at the sample page ;)

Right after the closing form element, there is php code that you can use for accomplishing this.

When you bind to a form element in the DataAssist insert or update record behavior, it adds code that looks like:

<?php echo ((isset($_POST["category"]))?$_POST["category"]:""); ?>

this is a ternary expression that says:
does the category form element have a value?
Yes: use the category form element a value.
No: use a blank string

The code I have added at the bottom of the page takes that a step further:

<?php echo((isset($_POST["category"])&&$_POST["category"]!="")?$_POST["category"]:$_POST["other"]) ?>

this basically says:
does the category form element have a value that is not a blank string?
Yes: use the category form element a value.
No: use the other form element a value.

you can use this code for the category column in the Insert or Update record behavior.

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