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Posted on 2001-06-27
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Hey,

I'm trying to pass the contents of a selection box from a pop-up window to a selection box in it's parent window, but I can't figure it out.

I know that this works:

Child window:

function sendToParent(){
window.opener.document.form.parent.value=document.form.child.value;
}

...

<input type="text" name="child" size=45>
<input type="button" name="cmdsend" value="Send" onclick="sendToParent()">

...

Parent window:

...

<input type="text" Name="parent" size=45>

...

SO what this does it whatever you type into the text field in child window and hit 'send', then that value will show up in the text field parent in the parent window.

What I was thinking was to use this logic with a selection box. In my child window, I add a new field into the database and update the table. The selection box displays all the current fields of that table. So I want to be able to send this newly updated info back to the parent window's selection box.

Is this possible? (Please say yes!)

I'm trying to do it this way instead of reloading the parent page, because if I reload the parent page, information that the user might have entered in input fields will disappear on the refresh, because that info isn't saved yet.

If there's another way to do this (Ie sending the updated information back to the parent window) I'm open for suggestions..

Cheers
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Question by:scuzzy20
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puranik_p earned 50 total points
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yes!!
it's very much possible.
some kind of code you can do with is given below
what u have to do is call these functions from appropriate buttons (don't forget you can keep buttons hidden and then call their "onclick" from child window
like..
window.opener.yourbutton.onclick()
)

here it goes...

<script language = "JavaScript" >
     function PopulatePeriod(Period)
     {    
          RemoveFromList()
          PopWith(Period)
     }
     
     function RemoveFromList()
     {
          var i;
          for(i=0;i<document.PeriodForm.START.length;i++)
          {
               {
                    document.PeriodForm.START.options[i] = null;
                    document.PeriodForm.END.options[i] = null;
                    i--
               }
          }
     }
     
     function PopWith(Period)
     {

          if (Period == "Weeks")
          {
               var ArrPeriod = new Array
               ArrPeriod[0] = "Select Week"
               for(i=1;i<=52;i++)
               {
                    ArrPeriod[i] = "Week" + i
               }
          }
          if (Period == "Months")
          {
               var ArrPeriod = new Array
               ArrPeriod[0] = "Select Month"
               ArrPeriod[1] = "JAN"
               ArrPeriod[2] = "FEB"
               ArrPeriod[3] = "MAR"
               ArrPeriod[4] = "APR"
               ArrPeriod[5] = "APR"
               ArrPeriod[6] = "JUN"
               ArrPeriod[7] = "JUL"
               ArrPeriod[8] = "AUG"
               ArrPeriod[9] = "SEP"
               ArrPeriod[10] = "OCT"
               ArrPeriod[11] = "NOV"
               ArrPeriod[12] = "DEC"
          }
          if (Period == "Quarters")
          {
               var ArrPeriod = new Array
               ArrPeriod[0] = "Select Quarter"
               for(i=1;i<=4;i++)
               {
                    ArrPeriod[i] = "Quarter" + i
               }
          }
          if (Period == "Years")
          {
               var ArrPeriod = new Array
               ArrPeriod[0] = "Select Year"
               for(i=1;i<=11;i++)
               {
                    ArrPeriod[i] = 1999 + i
               }
          }

          for(i=0;i<=ArrPeriod.length - 1;i++)
          {
               var optionValue = ArrPeriod[i]
               var newOptionName = new Option(optionValue);
               document.PeriodForm.START.options[document.PeriodForm.START.length] = newOptionName;
               var optionValue1 = ArrPeriod[i]
               var newOptionName1 = new Option(optionValue1);              
               document.PeriodForm.END.options[document.PeriodForm.END.length] = newOptionName1;
          }
     }
     
     function Go()
     {
          alert("FetchingRecords")
          document.PeriodForm.action = "PeriodSearch.asp?Mode=Submitted"
          document.PeriodForm.submit()
     }

</script>
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