Submit Button

Posted on 2000-04-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Does anyone know how to change a 'Submit' type button to a

The HTML Client requires a button with a name as follows:-

<input type='submit' value='Go Back' name='bKEY_interrupt'>

This tells the 4GL program what to do. I've tried :-

<a href='JavaScript:submitForm()'>

But it needs to have a name to work correctly.
Question by:carldpatterson
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Expert Comment

ID: 2711240
Try with:

<form id="frm">

<a onclick='JavaScript:frm.submit()' href=''>


Expert Comment

ID: 2711257
Try this:

<FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="URL" id=form1 name=form1>
Click the button to go URL.
<input type='submit' value='Go' name='bKEY_interrupt'>

Hope this will help.

Expert Comment

ID: 2711701
Depends if you need it to actually submit or not.  For a simple link, do this...
<input type="button" value="yourval" onClick="location.href='page.html'">

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Author Comment

ID: 2711774
I want to change the grey button so that it will look the same as the other links on our bannner bar.
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Expert Comment

ID: 2711797
Do you mean you want it to be an image?

<INPUT type='image' src='mysubmit.gif'>
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Expert Comment

ID: 2711803
For a regular link, I prefer this method:

<A href='#' onClick='document.NameOfYourForm.submit();return(false);>Submit</a>

Expert Comment

ID: 2711813
If you are simply trying to submit a form with a normal link, then ManoloMa has the right solution, though I would do it like this (more browser safe):
<FORM name="formname" action="something.cgi">
<!- form contents.... -->
<A HREF="JavaScript:;" onClick="document.formname.submit(); return false;">Submit me:)</A>


Expert Comment

ID: 2711819
Sheez! kek slipped in two comments while I was writing that out....
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Expert Comment

ID: 2711838
... I hate when that happens  :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 2712447
this is probably all the same, but this is what i do

<form method=post action = "">
<input type = "submit" value = "Goto Yahoo"></form>

I found out you have to have the </form> tag or else netscape wont run it.

it's pretty much the same as qiang8's but make sure you use the </form>
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Expert Comment

ID: 2712937
OK, if _I_ understand this correctly he wants to have a link which submits the form, BUT when the page gets send to the server program it will look at what button has send the request. if that name equals a certain value then it'll process that stuff. So a <a href="javascript:form.submit()"> won't work since it doesn't have a name nor, if you do specify a name in the A tag, send the name of a normal A tag. So, what you might want to do is to call the click() of the button which has to send the form...I don't know if this'll work properly but you can try it. Or (depends what the method of the form is, either post or get) you can put some additional query in the querystring.

Good luck

Accepted Solution

jbirk earned 45 total points
ID: 2712981
Ahhhh, if that's the case another, I think easier solution would be to use a hidden field which contains the submit value your program needs, like this:

<input type='hidden' value='Go Back' name='bKEY_interrupt'>

That way when you submit via document.theform.submit(); the value will still be sent and the receiving program will think it's that submit button...


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