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form multi select list insert records

Thread began 6/06/2016 12:34 pm by Christopher West | Last modified 2/20/2019 10:52 am by Christopher West | 5075 views | 52 replies

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

form multi select list insert records

Hi Ray, as discussed recently on a premiere ticket I wanted to look at using some code I found to allow client to do a multi select from a drop down and then save each into records.

So I need to somehow loop through each item that's selected in the multi select list on the form and perform an insert.

Also inside the multi select list I have grouped the sub-categories (child) into their corresponding parent category (at the moment its only displaying the ID value rather than the name, so I need to tweak the recordset that can do this (since the same table is storing both parent and child).

So I wonder upon form submit, what would the process be to do a multi insert for each value in the multi select list? I wanted to try myself before we use up the remaining support ticket I purchase.

I am providing the code and screenshot as reference.

<select style="width: 260px;" multiple="" class="chosen-select">

while(!$rsCategory->atEnd()) { //dyn select
if ("".($rsCategory->getColumnVal("CategoryParentID"))  ."" != "0") {  // WebAssist Show If
?><optgroup label="<?php echo($rsCategory->getColumnVal("CategoryParentID")); ?>">
// ("".($rsCategory->getColumnVal("CategoryParentID"))  ."" != "0")
<option value="<?php echo($rsCategory->getColumnVal("CategoryID")); ?>"><?php echo($rsCategory->getColumnVal("CategoryName")); ?></option>
//dyn select


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