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Don Martino
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Joined: Oct 04, 2008
Posts: 25
I'm retreiving a value from a d/b and want to display correct entry when page is loaded.
If database_type = "GEN", how would I get the GEN entry to display?


<select name="type" onchange=''>
<option value="DIG">DIG</option>
<option value="ENR">ENR</option>
<option value="GEN">GEN</option>
<option value="MUS">MUS</option>
<option value="PRO">PRO</option>
<option value="QUE">QUE</option>
<option value="REF">REF</option>
<option value="RES">RES</option>
<option value="TDD">TDD</option>
</select>
Bear Bibeault
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Put the selected attribute on the option.


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Eric Pascarello
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You what it to be selected by default? Than add the selected attribute to the tag.

Eric
[ October 30, 2008: Message edited by: Eric Pascarello ]
Don Martino
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Joined: Oct 04, 2008
Posts: 25
I don't want a specific value displayed as default each time the page loads. I want the value I capture from the d/b record to be displayed, which could be GEN or any of the values listed in the options.

I was just using the "If database_type = "GEN".... as an example, but it will be different each time a new d/b rec is read.
Eric Pascarello
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I still have no clue what you are trying to do exactly.

Eric
Don Martino
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Joined: Oct 04, 2008
Posts: 25
if database_value = "DIG", how do I get the "DIG" entry in select option to display?

Could I create a js function?

function dropdown(){

document.getElementById("type").value = document.getElementById("database_value").value;

}
Bear Bibeault
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Are you using JSP, PHP, something else, on the back end?

If so, that's where you'd set the selected option.
 
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