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Greetings,
I have been working with VB for a number of years and am starting to use ASP. My question is:

How do I carry the value of a drop down list (a list of company's) in an ASP page to a second results page. I just need the syntax for applying the Company criteria to the second recordset.

It's probably very easy, at least it is in Cold Fusion, but I want to learn the ASP way of doing things.

Thanks,
Brad
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You have a form on the first screen with the action property set to the second page that you want to process the selection from the list.  Then in the second page you use a statement like the following

criteria = Request.Form("Combo1")
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by:mario_ba
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Hi brad
If your Dropdownlist has a name and your form has the method "post", you only have to submit the form and on the results page, you can get the the value of the DD with folowing code:

x = Request.QueryString("[Listname]")

If you had an multiple DD the values are seperated with ","
Ciao mario
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Thanks for your help.

I seem to be having some problems connecting the 2 pages though. Each time I run this I get a no records found.

The problem is when I try to add x, or criteria to the WHERE clause of the SQL.

<%      
      Set DataConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
      DataConn.Open "DSN=Contacts", "webuser", "webuser"

      criteria = Request.Form("Combo1") **Name of Form**
        or
        criteria = Request.QueryString("CompanyName")
        ** I've tried both **

      q2 = "SELECT CompanyName, Dear, FirstName ,LastName, WorkPhone, EMailName FROM Contacts WHERE CompanyName = 'criteria'"
       Set rs2 = DataConn.Execute (q2)
      ary = rs2.GetRows(5) **Used for my table formatting**
      rs2.close      
%>

Each time I call resuls.asp I get a no records found. When I know records exist.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Brad
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