Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

ASP Listbox showing stored value

Posted on 1999-01-06
5
Medium Priority
?
237 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
Using ASP, HTML and Vbscript, I have a listbox that successfully updates a database with the value chosen (code shown below).

<%
Dim strSex
strSex = Session("Sex")
%>

<td>Sex:</td>
      <td><select name="Sex" size="1">
        <option value="Male">Male</option>
        <option value="Female">Female</option>
        <option value="N/R">N/R</option>
      </select></td>

This works fine, but how do I get the List Box to display the present choice from the database, in situations where the user is editing the record.

I have already retrived the value and placed it in a variable named strSex but cannot get the List box to recognise the existing value.  The problem this is causing is that the user can select a value, update the database, but when they choose to edit the record again, the list box is showing the default value, NOT the database value, which is subsequently written to the database.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated as I am new to ASP.
0
Comment
Question by:cmsajon1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:cmsajon1
ID: 1857774
Edited text of question
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmsajon1
ID: 1857775
Adjusted points to 300
0
 

Expert Comment

by:cmsrrent
ID: 1857776
Maybe it would help if you did an Accurate Conceptual model for your system ?
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
MasseyM earned 1200 total points
ID: 1857777
<td>Sex:</td>
      <td><select name="Sex" size="1">
        <option value="Male"<% if strSex="Male" then %> SELECTED<%End If%>>Male</option>
        <option value="Female""<% if strSex="Female" then %> SELECTED<%End If%>>Female</option>
        <option value="N/R""<% if strSex="N/R" then %> SELECTED<%End If%>>N/R</option>
      </select></td>
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmsajon1
ID: 1857778
Works superb, thanks very much !
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There’s a good reason for why it’s called a homepage – it closely resembles that of a physical house and the only real difference is that it’s online. Your website’s homepage is where people come to visit you. It’s the family room of your website wh…
Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
Viewers will get an overview of the benefits and risks of using Bitcoin to accept payments. What Bitcoin is: Legality: Risks: Benefits: Which businesses are best suited?: Other things you should know: How to get started:
This tutorial walks through the best practices in adding a local business to Google Maps including how to properly search for duplicates, marker placement, and inputing business details. Login to your Google Account, then search for "Google Mapmaker…
Suggested Courses

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question