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Hello Experts.

Is it possible to retrieve the value from a populated pull down menu from a database and then use that value to access the same database to get the related fields.


Database name: sp
Table: importer
Field names: imp_code, imp_name, imp_address, imp_tel

My Codes:

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  1.  <% 'access adatabase and retrieve field to be displayed on pull down menu%>
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  1. <% dim adocon, adorst, strSQL
  3. set adocon = server.createobject("ADODB.connection")
  4. adocon.open" Provider = Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data source=" & Server.MapPath ("sp.mdb")
  6. set adorst = server.createobject("ADODB.recordset")
  8. strSQL="SELECT * FROM importer"
  9. adorst.open strSQL, adocon
  10. %>

<Form name="hello" id="hello">
<SELECT name="impcode" onChange="Valid ate();">

Do while not adorst.EOF
<option><%=ador st.Fields("imp_ code")%>

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  1.  <% 'access the database again through the selected imp_code and retrieve all related fields to be displayed on text boxes in another form%>
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  1. <% dim adocon1, adorst1, strSQL1
  3. set adocon1 = server.createobject("ADODB.connection")
  4. adocon1.open" Provider = Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data source=" & Server.MapPath ("sp.mdb")
  6. set adorst1 = server.createobject("ADODB.recordset")
  8. strSQL1="SELECT * FROM importer WHERE imp_code=***please. This i don't know how to code, may be we can get the value from the <javascript function Validate>"
  10. adorst.open strSQL, adocon
  12. Response.write"<input name="impname" value=[***please. this i don't know]>"
  13. Response.write"<input name="impaddress" value=[***please. this i don't know]>"
  14. Response.write"<input name="imptel" value=[***please. this i don't know]>"
  16. adocon.close
  17. adorst.close
  19. %>

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  1. <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
  2. function Validate()
  3. {
  4. document.hello.impcode.value=document.hello.impcode.options[document.hello.impcode.selectedIndex].value
  5. }
  6. </script>

Waiting eagerly for your suggestion ...........


Jan 30 '08
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564 Recognized Expert Contributor
Hello giandeo,

I modified my example code above to meet your new requirements.

Hope this helps~

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  1. <%
  2. Set Conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
  3.     Conn.Open "DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)}; DBQ=" & Server.MapPath("sp.mdb") 
  4.     Set rsList = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
  5.     SQL = "SELECT FieldOne, FieldTwo, FieldThree FROM TheTable"
  6.     rsList.CursorType = 1
  7.     rsList.LockType = 3
  8.     rsList.Open SQL, Conn
  9. %>
  10. <html>
  11.     <head>
  12.         <title>Example</title>
  13.         <script language="JavaScript">
  14.             var FieldOneArray = new Array(<%=rsList.RecordCount%>);
  15.             var FieldTwoArray = new Array(<%=rsList.RecordCount%>);
  16.             var FieldThreeArray = new Array(<%=rsList.RecordCount%>);
  17.                 <%i = 0%>
  18.                 <%Do Until (rsList.EOF)%>
  19.                     FieldOneArray[<%=i%>]='<%=Replace(rsList("FieldOne"), "'", "\'")%>';
  20.                     FieldTwoArray[<%=i%>]='<%=Replace(rsList("FieldTwo"), "'", "\'")%>';
  21.                     FieldThreeArray[<%=i%>]='<%=Replace(rsList("FieldThree"), "'", "\'")%>';
  22.                     <%i = (i + 1)%>
  23.                     <%rsList.MoveNext%>
  24.                 <%Loop%>
  26.             function UpdateValues()
  27.             {
  28.                 var NotFound = true;
  29.                 for (x in FieldOneArray)
  30.                 {
  31.                     if (FieldOneArray[x] == document.xForm.FieldOne.value)
  32.                     {
  33.                         document.yForm.FieldOne.value = FieldOneArray[x];
  34.                         document.yForm.FieldTwo.value = FieldTwoArray[x];
  35.                         document.yForm.FieldThree.value = FieldThreeArray[x];
  36.                         NotFound = false;
  37.                     }
  38.                 }
  40.                 if (NotFound){alert("Not found!");}
  41.             }
  42.         </script>
  43.     </head>
  44.     <body>
  45.         <form method="post" action="#" name="xForm" id="xForm">
  46.             Search Field One: <input type="text" name="FieldOne">&nbsp;
  47.             <input type="button" value="Find" onclick="UpdateValues();">
  48.         </form>
  49.         <form method="post" action="#" name="yForm" id="yForm">
  50.             <br>Field One: <input type="text" name="FieldOne">
  51.             <br>Field One: <input type="text" name="FieldTwo">
  52.             <br>Field One: <input type="text" name="FieldThree">
  53.         </form>
  54.     </body>
  55. </html>
Feb 19 '08 #21
46 New Member
Sir, sorry to bother you again.

I wish to display the above text fields not through a populated pull down menu but through an input text field.

Meaning that when the user key-in a value in the input text field and presses on the submit button, the FieldOne, FieldTwo and FieldThree are populated and the value input by the user still visible.

Please Sir, Help me out of this trouble
Sir, your solution is amazing. It works perfectly well. thank you so much.

Just a last but not the least bit of advice please.

When the input field is blank and on pressing enter, the message Not Found is displayed.

I wish to display this message when the input field is blank. But when the field length is less or greater than the maximum length(e.g 8), I also wish to display a message like that Invalid Input.

Could you advise me please..
Feb 21 '08 #22

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