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I have 2 forms. One is the main.cfm window and the second is the child.cfm window.  I would like to click on a link on the child window and write back to the main window (in the textbox called strTest).

main.cfm
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE = "JavaScript">
window.open('child.cfm','child','width=200,height=220')
</SCRIPT>
<form name="FormName">
<input type="text" name="strTest" value="">
</form>

child.cfm
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE = "JavaScript">
 function FormOpener(textfield)
{
  window.opener.document.FormName.strTest.value = fromthelink; (i don't know how to point to the link)help
  window.close();
}
</script>

<cfQuery name="GetName" datasource="#application.link#" dbtype="ODBC">
Select Name
From Employee
Group by Name
</cfquery>

<cfoutput query="GetName">
<A HREF = "javascript:FormOpener(#trim(Form_Name)#)">#trim(Form_Name)#</A><br>
</cfoutput>

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Question by:tb20
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by:tb20
ID: 6224858
I figured out the answer.
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CF_Spike earned 200 total points
ID: 6224910
I think this is what you want:


main.cfm
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
     <title>Parent</title>
</head>

<body>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE = "JavaScript">
window.open('child.cfm','child','width=200,height=220')
</SCRIPT>
<form name="FormName">
<input type="text" name="strTest" value="">
</form>




</body>
</html>

child.cfm

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
     <title>Child</title>
</head>

<body>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE = "JavaScript">
function FormOpener(textfield)
{
 window.opener.document.FormName.strTest.value = textfield;
 window.close();
}
</script>

<CFSET GetName = QueryNew('Name')>
<CFSET NULL = QueryAddRow(GetName)>
<CFSET NULL = QuerySetCell(GetName,'Name','Spike')>
<CFSET NULL = QueryAddRow(GetName)>
<CFSET NULL = QuerySetCell(GetName,'Name','Bob')>
<CFSET NULL = QueryAddRow(GetName)>
<CFSET NULL = QuerySetCell(GetName,'Name','Fred')>
<CFSET NULL = QueryAddRow(GetName)>
<CFSET NULL = QuerySetCell(GetName,'Name','Jim')>
<CFSET NULL = QueryAddRow(GetName)>
<CFSET NULL = QuerySetCell(GetName,'Name','Bill')>

<cfoutput query="GetName">
<A HREF = "##" ONCLICK="Javascript: FormOpener('#trim(Name)#');">#trim(Name)#</A><br>
</cfoutput>


</body>
</html>

Spike
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by:tb20
ID: 6224945
Thanks but i was able to get it to work.
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