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Is it possible to have a form in ColdFusion which performs the form action when an value from the list box is selected rather than clicking on a Push button or does this have to be done with Javascript? Note I will only have one list box in the form and no other objects.
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by:selmer
ID: 2547260
I don't think it can be done with straight ColdFusion... i myself spent quite some time trying to do it that way, so i'm pretty sure it has to be javascript, unfortunately i can't really help you with the actual code, sorry

-josh

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deepchanda earned 50 total points
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This can be easily done in javascript, here it goes ...


<script>
function submitform() {
     document.formname.submit();
     return true;
   }
</script>

<form name="form1" action="abc.htm">
<SELECT
  NAME="selectName"
  ONCHANGE="return submitform()"
>
..

</form>
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by:nathans
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It can only be done with JavaScript or Java and I would recommend JavaScript.

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by:FRehman
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<HTML>
<HEAD>

<BR>
<SCRIPT ID=clientEventHandlersJS LANGUAGE=javascript>
<!--

function select1_onchange() {

            document.form1.action="page2.asp"
            document.form1.submit();

}

//-->
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<form name=form1 method=post action="">


<P><SELECT id=select1 name=select1 style="HEIGHT: 22px; WIDTH: 151px" LANGUAGE=javascript onchange="return select1_onchange()">
        <OPTION selected value=asd>sadsa
        <OPTION value=sdf>sr342</SELECT>
</P>
        
</form>
</BODY>
</HTML>
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by:cb1
ID: 2549698
Thanks for the code, can you tell me what browser version this is compatible with?
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by:cb1
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Thanks for the code, can you tell me what browser version this is compatible with?
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by:FRehman
ID: 2549790
it work with both browser ie and netscape i check it personally
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by:cb1
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version 3 and above?
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by:FRehman
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I check it in ie4 and netscape 4.6 and 4.7
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by:deepchanda
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FRehman

I think you have repeated my suggestion as an answer. The only thing different I found was that in your code the form action can be assigned at run-time, but that was not mentioned anywhere in  the original question.

DC
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by:bigbadb
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it is too bad that people like FRehman steal answers from others then post it as an answer!!!!  Shame on you FRehman at least post as a comment :(
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by:FRehman
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dear bigbadb
         when some one ask any question please describe it briefly not write short .when I answer any body I try to describe it briefly and user can easlyt understand it you i think cb1 has common scense if he think that I was wrong then he regect my answer
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by:cb1
ID: 2553606
Just to point out 'he' is a 'she'! Thanks to you all for your help. Sorry FRehman but I feel I should accept DeepChanda's answer as they are both similar and DeepChanda's was first.
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by:jacqueschoquette
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Actualy if you read the question again it should have been  nathans  who got the credit he was the first to answer the question correctly!
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