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smitha rai
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Joined: Aug 15, 2001
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Aprreciate if some one help me out with the javascript to get the parent form name into the child window.
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
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Is the parent form name known?? Is it generated?

basic idea can be something like this if known:
var PForm = opener.document.FormName;
smitha rai
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The parent window's form name is known. I want to retreive its name while I am in child window.
Randall Twede
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Garann Means
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Joined: Jan 28, 2002
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Originally posted by Al Ian:

var PForm = opener.document.FormName;

I'm pretty sure this will give you the form object, not the name. My preference would be this:

Assuming you've only got the one form in the parent window.
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