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POST url based upon item selected in dropdown list (sounds Simple)

Is this possible? I have three items in drop down "Select Payment
Type", "Credit Card" and "Check". if user select Credit card then i
need to post the form variables to different URL than check selecting.

Thanks for your help in advance.

suresh
....... Method="POST", Action= & url ........

IF (dropdown.index =1)
{
url = "http://somebank.com/1/post.asp"
}

IF (dropdown.index =2)
{
url = "http://somebank.com/2/post.asp"

}

Oct 18 '06 #1
5 2997
Using client-side script, you can accomplish this, but be very, very certain
that you want to rely on this instead of creating a server-side solution...
<html>
<body>
<form id="x" method="post" action="default.asp">
<select name="s"
onchange="document.getElementById('x').action=this .value;">
<option value="default.asp">Select Payment Type</option>
<option value="cc.asp">Credit Card</option>
<option value="check.asp">Check</option>
</select>
</form>
Test it:
<input type="button" onclick="alert(document.getElementById('x').action );"
value="Show Form Action" />
</body>

Ray at work

"SA SA" <su*******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegro ups.com...
Is this possible? I have three items in drop down "Select Payment
Type", "Credit Card" and "Check". if user select Credit card then i
need to post the form variables to different URL than check selecting.

Thanks for your help in advance.

suresh
...... Method="POST", Action= & url ........

IF (dropdown.index =1)
{
url = "http://somebank.com/1/post.asp"
}

IF (dropdown.index =2)
{
url = "http://somebank.com/2/post.asp"

}

Oct 19 '06 #2
Ray,
thanks for your tip however you planted doubt on my mind about relaying
on client side script. This is what i have so far works well except
when user presses back botton everything out of wack. Is there way to
do this on server side?

thanks
sa
<html>

<form name="t1" id="x" method="post" action="refresh" onsubmit=" return
confirm1_dropdown()">

<select name="s"
onchange="document.getElementById('x').action=this .value;">
<option value="default.asp">Select Payment Type</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/1/Gateway.aspx">Credit
Card</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/2/Gateway.aspx">Check
Payment</option>
</select>

<input type="hidden" Value ="Account Balance"
name="PMT_TYPE_DESC" >
<input type="hidden" Value ="701" name="PMT_TYPE" >
<input type="hidden" Value ="701" name="AMOUNT_PAID" >
<input type="hidden" Value ="2718" name="ACCOUNT" >
<input type="hidden" Value ="ABC" name="STUDENT_LASTNAME" >
<p>&nbsp;
<input type="submit" value="Pay Now" ID ="x" ></p>
</form>
<script Language="JavaScript">
<!--
function confirm1_dropdown()
{
if (t1.s.selectedIndex == 0)
{
alert("Please select a payment type.");
t1.s.focus();
return (false);
}
return (true);
}

//--></script>

</html>

Oct 19 '06 #3
Are you posting the form data to a third party site, meaning you don't have
control over the server that needs to receive the post data?

Ray at work
"SA SA" <su*******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegrou ps.com...
Ray,
thanks for your tip however you planted doubt on my mind about relaying
on client side script. This is what i have so far works well except
when user presses back botton everything out of wack. Is there way to
do this on server side?

thanks
sa
<html>

<form name="t1" id="x" method="post" action="refresh" onsubmit=" return
confirm1_dropdown()">

<select name="s"
onchange="document.getElementById('x').action=this .value;">
<option value="default.asp">Select Payment Type</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/1/Gateway.aspx">Credit
Card</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/2/Gateway.aspx">Check
Payment</option>

Oct 19 '06 #4
That's true

Ray Costanzo [MVP] wrote:
Are you posting the form data to a third party site, meaning you don't have
control over the server that needs to receive the post data?

Ray at work
"SA SA" <su*******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegrou ps.com...
Ray,
thanks for your tip however you planted doubt on my mind about relaying
on client side script. This is what i have so far works well except
when user presses back botton everything out of wack. Is there way to
do this on server side?

thanks
sa
<html>

<form name="t1" id="x" method="post" action="refresh" onsubmit=" return
confirm1_dropdown()">

<select name="s"
onchange="document.getElementById('x').action=this .value;">
<option value="default.asp">Select Payment Type</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/1/Gateway.aspx">Credit
Card</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/2/Gateway.aspx">Check
Payment</option>
Oct 19 '06 #5
In that case, I swing back to the other side and suggest that you DO rely on
client-side script. Either that, or have the user select his payment type
on one page, post that data back to YOUR server, and then present him with a
form with the appropriate action value already set based on server-side
logic.

Ray at work

"SA SA" <su*******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegro ups.com...
That's true

Ray Costanzo [MVP] wrote:
>Are you posting the form data to a third party site, meaning you don't
have
control over the server that needs to receive the post data?

Ray at work
"SA SA" <su*******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegro ups.com...
Ray,
thanks for your tip however you planted doubt on my mind about relaying
on client side script. This is what i have so far works well except
when user presses back botton everything out of wack. Is there way to
do this on server side?

thanks
sa
<html>

<form name="t1" id="x" method="post" action="refresh" onsubmit=" return
confirm1_dropdown()">

<select name="s"
onchange="document.getElementById('x').action=this .value;">
<option value="default.asp">Select Payment Type</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/1/Gateway.aspx">Credit
Card</option>
<option value="https://somebank.com/Pay/2/Gateway.aspx">Check
Payment</option>

Oct 19 '06 #6

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