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Dropdown Menu and Email

Thread began 7/16/2013 6:38 am by Jon Cunningham | Last modified 7/16/2013 9:41 am by Jon Cunningham | 550 views | 2 replies |

Jon CunninghamBeta Tester

Dropdown Menu and Email

Hi Guys, What fantastic Weather we are having in the UK :)

I have as part of a form two drop down menus which are dynamic.

These get information from my database, such as course type and reply method which the clients chooses when contacting us.

These work fine but on the email we receive, it shows the id and not the course type or reply method chosen by the client contacting us.

What do I need to edit to allow the name to appear in the emails instead of the ID #

If anyone can help that would be brilliant.

kind regards


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you could add a javascript onchange event to each of the select lists to populate hidden elements with the selected label

here is an example form that shows how this is done:

<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post"  action="">

  <label for="select"></label>
  <select name="select" id="select" onChange="document.form1.textfield.value =[].text">
    <option value="1">one</option>
    <option value="2">two</option>
    <option value="3">three</option>
    <option value="4">four</option>
  <label for="textfield"></label>
  <input type="text" name="textfield" id="textfield" />
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Jon CunninghamBeta Tester

Thank you for your answer.


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