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passing labels instead of values

Thread began 8/24/2009 11:40 am by aaron322044 | Last modified 8/24/2009 3:10 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1347 views | 1 replies |


passing labels instead of values

I have a triple dropdown that is being used in a contact form. I understand that the dynamic dropdowns need the id to work, however I want the labels to be passed to the email form, not the id, which is what's happening. I was going to change the id values to alpha so I could get the label value, but before I do I just wanted to know if there is another option.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you can add two hidden form elements to the page, and add javacript to the onClick event of the submit button to set the hidden form elements to the text of the list items.

The following example assumes a few conditions:
1) there is only one form on the page.
2) the two lists are named "List1" and "List2"
3) The hidden form elements are named "List1Text" and "List2Text"

<input name="button" type="submit" id="button" onclick="document.forms[0].list1Text.value = document.forms[0].list1.options[document.forms[0].list1.selectedIndex].text;document.forms[0].list2Text.value = document.forms[0].list2.options[document.forms[0].list2.selectedIndex].text" value="Submit" />

You will still get the ID values, but you will also get the text values.

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