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Universal Email and Dynamic Dropdowns - No Target List content?

Thread began 1/23/2012 11:07 am by steve287725 | Last modified 1/25/2012 2:38 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1449 views | 7 replies |

steve287725

Universal Email and Dynamic Dropdowns - No Target List content?

Hello there

I have used Dynamic Dropdowns to successfully populate the (3rd) Target list on a user form, from the Parent and Child lists, and use Universal Email to send the results.
The issue is that UE does not appear to include the contents of the Target List - just blank in the resulting message.
Would there be any known reason for this?
Also I notice that Dynamic Dropdowns has been discontinued today - any reason? New stuff in the pipeline?

Thanks

Steve

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

send a copy of your page and the webassist/email folder so i can examine the code.

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steve287725

Attached

Jason

Thanks for the reply - folder attached

Steve

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email.zip
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steve287725

And the page . . .

Attached - sorry forgot to attach it to the email folder zip

Thank you

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contact-us.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

few things:

1) for a multiple select list, you need to include [] at the end of the name to create an array of the selections. change:

<select name="Target" size="10" multiple class="optionsbox" id="Target">
</select>



to:

<select name="Target[]" size="10" multiple class="optionsbox" id="Target">
</select>



2) Just because the items are added to the target list does not mean they will be inclded when the form is submitted, they need to be selected. to automaticly select all items in the target list when the form is submited, add the following javascript code to the head of ypou page:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function selectAllOptions(selStr)
{
var selObj = document.getElementById(selStr);
for (var i=0; i<selObj.options.length; i++) {
selObj.options[i].selected = true;
}
}
//-->
</script>



and change the submit button:

php:
<input id="submit" name="submit" type="submit"/>



to:

php:
<input id="submit" name="submit" type="submit" onclick="selectAllOptions('Target');" />



3) the multiple select list will send an array, it needs to converted to a comma separated list. add the following code at line 1 to accomplish this:

php:
<?php

if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST")     {
    foreach(
$_POST as $key => $val) {
        if(
is_array($_POST[$key])) $_POST[$key] = implode(", "$_POST[$key]);
    }
}
?>
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steve287725

Thank you

Jason

You are a gent and a scholar.
I have to say that WebAssist provide a level of support which is to say the least unusual nowadays, and goes above and beyond.
Many thanks not only for the support but for the advice.

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steve287725

Small issue

Jason

All the code you sent me yesterday works fine - the only thing is that the Target list sends (emails) the Child record UID field value instead of the 'label' field value as displayed - am I missing something obvious?

Thanks

Steve

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, that's is the way select lists work, you have the value of the selct list set to use the dd_child_UID column. when submitted, the form sends the value, not the label.

change the javascript for selecting al elements to this:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function selectAllOptions(selStr)
{
var selObj = document.getElementById(selStr);
for (var i=0; i<selObj.options.length; i++) {
selObj.options[i].selected = true;
selObj.options[i].value = selObj.options[i].text;
}
}
//-->
</script>


this will cause it to change the value of each item to the label.

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