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VALIDATE A HTML SELECT

Posted on 2000-04-06
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this is my code:

<Font type="verdana" size="2">Urgency:</Font><SELECT size=1 id=txtUrgency_Type name="txtUrgency_Type">
<OPTION selected>Please select</OPTION>
<OPTION value="URG">Urgent</OPTION>
<OPTION value="NON">Non Urgent</OPTION>
</SELECT>

i want to validate this in jscript any ideas?

also how do i pass this value to an asp page
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Question by:jonnygrant
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by:knightEknight
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<SCRIPT language='javascript'>
function validateUrgenceyType(theSelect)
{
   if ( theSelect.selectedIndex <= 0 )
   {
       alert("Please select a value for Urgency.");
       theSelect.focus();
       return(false);
    }
    return(true);
}
</script>


Call the above function in your form's onSubmit:

<FORM .... onSubmit='return(validateUrgenceyType(this.txtUrgency_Type));'>
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thunderchicken earned 60 total points
ID: 2690005
In asp you'd use this

<%
dim lastVal
lastVal = Request.form("txtUrgency_Type")

if lastVal = "URG" then
   response.write("Urgent")
else
   response.write("Non Urgent")
end if
%>

but you have to make sure it's within the <form> tags

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by:knightEknight
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>> i want to validate this in jscript any ideas?

I don't want to raise a stink over a measly 20 points, but why did you accept a VB script answer when what you asked for was a jscript answer?
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