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how to change from text input to select drop down

Thread began 5/19/2011 12:57 am by James L | Last modified 4/24/2014 1:09 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1479 views | 7 replies |

James L

how to change from text input to select drop down

I can't get this to work. I want to change the standard quantity text input box to a drop down menu to restrict the number of items the user can select, but when I change it the "add to cart button" does nothing... help!

original code:

<input type="hidden" name="proResCart_1_ID_Add" value="<?php echo $row_rsItems["ItemID"]; ?>" >
<input type="text" name="proResCart_1_Quantity_Add" value="1" size="4" >
<input type="image" src="WA_eCart/Images/Pacifica/Btn1_EN_addtocart.gif" border="0" class="eC_ImageButton" value="Add to Cart" name="proResCart_1_ATC">

my new but not working attempt:

<input type="hidden" name="proResCart_1_ID_Add" value="<?php echo $row_rsItems["ItemID"]; ?>" >
<select name="quantity">
<option name="ProResCart_1_Quantity_Add"value="1"selected="selected">1</option>
<option name="ProResCart_1_Quantity_Add"value="2">2</option>
<option name="ProResCart_1_Quantity_Add"value="3">3</option>
</select>
<input type="image" src="WA_eCart/Images/Pacifica/Btn1_EN_addtocart.gif" border="0" class="eC_ImageButton" value="Add to Cart" name="proResCart_1_ATC">

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

your select list must be named the same as the original text box, the name for the text box was "proResCart_1_Quantity_Add":
<input type="text" name="proResCart_1_Quantity_Add" value="1" size="4" >

your select list must use the same name:
<select name="proResCart_1_Quantity_Add">

instead of:
<select name="quantity">


the options do not get a name attribute, only the select element. Options only get a value attribute.

change:
<option name="ProResCart_1_Quantity_Add"value="1"selected= "selected">1</option>

to:
<option value="1"selected= "selected">1</option>

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James L

Drop down choice not updating

Hi,
The drop down changes in your previous reply work great on my "choose product" page. Thank you. However, on the cart page I also want a drop down menu to change the quantity but limit their choices to 1, 2, or 3. The previous column displays the quantity previously selected (this works fine), but if they use the drop down menu to choose a different quantity and then press "update" the quantity doesn't change--the change doesn't appear in the quantity display column, and it doesn't change when they continue on to the confirm page.
(Sorry this is so lengthy...) Here's the code I'm using:

<td class="eC_FormItem">
<?php echo $proResCart->DisplayInfo("Quantity"); ?>
</td>

<td class="eC_FormItem"><input type="hidden" name="proResCart_1_ID_Add" value="<?php echo $row_rsItems["ItemID"]; ?>" >
<select name="proResCart_1_Quantity_Add">
<option value=""selected= "selected"></option>
<option value="1">1</option>
<option value="2">2</option>
<option value="3">3</option>
</select>
<input type="hidden" name="proResCart_1_ID_Add" value="<?php echo $row_rsItems["ItemID"]; ?>" >
</td>

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the cart display, place your cursor where the drop down should go, then go to Insert -> WebAssist -> eCart -> Updateable List. When prompted select the cart object and the quantity column.

after the list is added, select it in design view, then click the list values button in the properties panel to add the list options.

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James L

Works!

Thanks for the help, it now works just as I hoped it would.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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Maggie Simpson

Drop Down Quantity Menu

Hi Jason,
I'm attempting to adjust our "add to cart" object to use a drop down menu instead of a text input field for quantity (as James L is doing above). My difficulty is that the quantities available for the menu are variable (actually a calculation of what is available in inventory subtracting floor models, both fields from our database). So for one item it could be three available, for another it could be only one available. I want the quantities on the drop down menu to ascend 1, 2, 3...etc until the max quantity (from the calculation) is reached. Is this even a possibility? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

its posible but would take hand coding.

you would need a recordset to return the maximum quantity field, then hand code a loop to go from 1 to the max.

for example:

$max=$row_recordsetName['MaxQTYColName'];
for($i=1;$i<$max;$i++){
echo("<option value=\"".$i."\">".$i."</option>");
}




if you need help setting this up, we can help through a premiere support appointment:
http://www.webassist.com/premier_request.php

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