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Dynamic Fropdown Results(Detail Page)

Thread began 11/10/2009 3:29 pm by latonyat1275438 | Last modified 12/01/2009 5:14 pm by Eric Mittman | 2925 views | 5 replies |

latonyat1275438

Dynamic Dropdown Results(Detail Page)

How do I pass the info to a results page. When building the results page how to get the parameters from the dropdown list. I am working in Dreamweaver CS3

I have created a blank detail page. What do I not now?

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Eric Mittman

You can pass info along to your results page by either having a form post to this page or by using the query string to send info.

If you need to get at the information that is posted to your results page you can add in the form data binding in the bindings tab, just choose the page that is posting to your results page, then you can drag and drop the posted values onto your page.

The details page should have a recordset that filters for only the selected record on the results page. You can do this by having a link to the detail page from the results page for each entry you see. This link should pass the id of the record as a parameter like this:

<a href="details.php?id=<your id value>">link to details page</a>

Do you have the DataAssist tool? If so this tool can create a set of pages like this for you including a search, results, and detail page.

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edrosenthal350859

those posting values are which ones ?

I have a similar situation, where i have 3 drop downs and after the values are collected ---
( and that is my question, in which of the javascript arrays are these values, and how to pass them in a bindings area? ). Or are they obtainable in the php area of the code? or both?
once i have that information, i envision the action=post with those values.
the results page will have to create another record set of values based on those parameters, after creating some sql to get the data from another table.
ie in my case i will have state,county,city on a master type of page.
the sql will get contractor data based on those values and put in place the results on the results page.

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Eric Mittman

You will not be able to interact directly with the data in the dynamic arrays that are created. These arrays are only for the internal use of Dynamic Dropdowns to be used with these behaviors. Any direct interaction with these arrays will be a custom endeavor.

In a standard scenario you would have the dynamic dropdown lists in place and have them filter the selections available based on the selection in the previous menu. Once the selections have been made you can have the values for the selections posted to whatever page is listed in the action of the form.

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edrosenthal350859

those posting values are which ones ?

you sd:
"you can have the values for the selections posted"
what values are those? in the internal function there is a value returned
that i want to use in the post action of the form, sending those values.
they exist on the form, and are returned by those internal functions.
do i get those values using a javascript function using selectedIndex stuff, or is there
a better way?

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Eric Mittman

Whatever is specified as the value for the select list is what will be posted to the page specified in the action of the form. If you want to get at the label of the select list you should add in some hidden form elements and use some js code to set the selected text to the value of these elements. You can then reference the posted values of these elements. I'm including an example page with some js code in it that you can use to set the value of these hidden form elements. Let me know if you have any troubles with any part of this.

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edrosenthal350859

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