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Setting the selectedValue in an option element.

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I thought this would be a problem easily fixed in a simple Google
search, but I'm having a hard time finding a solution. I simply need a
way to set the value of an option element from an option value provided
in an AJAX response. I'm doing just fine with text boxes and div
elements, but the option value eludes me. I've tried the following:

document.editForm.co_status.selected =
xmldoc.getElementsByTagName("co_status").item(0).f irstChild.data;

document.editForm.co_status.selectedValue =
xmldoc.getElementsByTagName("co_status").item(0).f irstChild.data;

document.forms['editForm'].elements['co_status'].selectedIndex =
xmldoc.getElementsByTagName("co_status").item(0).f irstChild.data;

document.editForm.co_status.options.selected =
xmldoc.getElementsByTagName("co_status").item(0).f irstChild.data;

document.editForm.co_status.options.selectedValue =
xmldoc.getElementsByTagName("co_status").item(0).f irstChild.data;

....and a few others.

(The last two break the function.)

I'd sure appreciate some pointers or resource!

Thanks.

--Brent
Dec 18 '05 #1
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The OPTIONS object, are children of the parent SELECT, and is not 1
element, is a collection, so, you address the 1st one by
document.editForm.co_status.options[0] and you can R/W its .text
(text shown) property and .value (or value attribute) property.

Danny
Dec 18 '05 #2

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