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Validate dynamic dropdown form

Thread began 8/28/2014 12:49 pm by russb335115 | Last modified 12/05/2014 2:58 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1127 views | 38 replies |

russb335115

Validate dynamic dropdown form

I had a premier support session where we created 5 dynamic drop down forms. The issue I'm having is that if a user doesn't select anything from the drop downs and hits submit the results page populates with the complete product database (over 300 products). What I need to do is make it so each drop down has to have a selection or the form can't be submitted.

Is there a tutorial that can help me do this? I tried the one for the text field server validation but it didn't work.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in each select list, add a blank options:

<option value="">make a selection</option>

make sure it is the first option for the list, then use server validation using the Required not blank validation type.

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russb335115

I must be doing something wrong. Should I be selecting the drop down that I what the validation on? What are the other setting I should be selecting?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, for the validation type select required not blank, for the server variable, click the lightning bolt and select the list.

repeat for each select list.

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russb335115

That did it, thanks Jason.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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russb335115

I need some help. I tried to implement the validation which seemed to work only on half of the search forms. I now have any issue were the search functions aren't finding the results pages.

Can you help me?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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russb335115

See pm

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in your template you have a plugin for the searchProducts/search.php page.

on that page you have a validation server behavior set to trigger on any form post.

since it triggers on any form post, it is triggering when your search form tries to post tot he results pageyou should set the validation on that page to use the ProductName URL variable binding instead of any form post.

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