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populating select options from database help urgent!!!!

Manoj John
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Joined: May 13, 2004
Posts: 36
In my application one page where i am getting details of user
on submission it calls one action /saveDetails (/saveDetails that maps to
In this page there is one select for country.on selection of country it is to load state in the next select with respect to country selected.
(Now i am doing it with javascript but to change as said above).
for this which is better way. i tried by creating a new Action class , Form class and selects onChange=reload() i am calling that action by
function reload()
document.forms[0].action=''; //maps to StateCountry.class


But my PL is not satisfied with this, bcz he never wanted to create new Action class for this .
please give a solution for this.....(especially for using same action class ie here SaveDetailAction.....
Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727

You could in your Action check to see if a button was clicked as any clicked button would be added as a parameter to the submission.

Since the country drop-down is not a button, there should be no button parameter sent with the post.

The Action would say (roughly):
if(button is null){
change state values in the ActionForm
}else{ // button was clicked
do the normal stuff

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