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Hi, Trying to solve a problem with no knowledge of asp.

I have a dropdown list populated from my database with card decription. The output is names like, abstract,illust ration etc.

I am sending the results to another page like so
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  1. .. html
  2. directory.asp?PostCardID=XX
  3.  
..
Now the request.queryst ring I presume should be something like this.
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  1. ..asp
  2. <%=request.QueryString("PostcardID")%>
  3.  
..
But all I get is xx as output.
When someone selects from the dropdown I am trying to populate the page with all those from the database who have the same title and so am trying to get the ids.

Is there something more to this, I am sure there is.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Basically I was told I had to get the get the PostCardID into the action querystring
Richard
Aug 5 '07
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fran7
229 New Member
Dear Jared, You are right about the code being written for the different scenarios. I replaced the original code on the page with it and all the functions on the page like the search and categories work perfectly. So there is no streamlining to be done.

Thanks for you great help and detemination, I would have given up ages ago.
If you have a site I can link too I would be more than happy to link.

Thanks again
Richard
Aug 8 '07 #31
fran7
229 New Member
Dear Jared, I have just found a problem.
Firstly I was not able to swap the code. It didnt actually work. So now I still have the added stuff towards the bottom.

I was a bit precipitate in saying all worked well. Basically I forgot to redirect the main category links to the same page so they appeared to work when in fact they were on a different page.

if I take out the querystring, all works except the dropdown, and if I keep it in the dropdown works but nothing else.

So now its either or the dropdown works when the others dont and visa versa.
Is there a decraration in what I added to the page that could be included with the original script at the top?

Thanks
Richard
Aug 9 '07 #32
fran7
229 New Member
Dear Jared, Just to say thanks again for your help. I got it working after all.
Richard
Aug 9 '07 #33

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