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getting the value of the select list

Gayatri Sinha
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Joined: Feb 13, 2006
Posts: 34

here the simple code i have.

What I want to do when a person selects something from the select list, onchange its value should be copied into the text box.

<script language="Javascript">
function change(form) {
var m =;
form.textb.value = m;
return true;


<select name="cars" onchange=javascript:change(form)>
<option value="1">Volvo
<option value="2">Saab
<option value="3">Fiat
<option value="4">Audi

<input type="text" name="textb" value="Volvo">


What actually happens here is, suppose if I change the selection to "Fiat", the value in the text box would be "3" not "Fiat". I want the names for the corresponding values that I have given, not the numbers(values)

I know I can change the values itsself from the numbers to the names, but I don't want to do that..
Is there any other way to get the names??

Zip Ped
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Joined: Jul 26, 2005
Posts: 336
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: getting the value of the select list
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