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in asp/vbscript i try to do this javascript




response.write ourSymbol & "<input type=text name='IT" & rs.fields.item("ProductID") & "' size=6

onChange='alert('This is a calculated field')'>"


which gives


&euro;<input type=text name='IT27' size=6 onChange='alert('This is a calculated field')'>


but it says theres a syntax error??
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onChange='alert(\'This is a calculated field\')'>
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by:zvonko
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Try this:
response.write "<<script>var msg1 = 'This is a calculated field'</script>"
response.write ourSymbol & "<input type=text name='IT" & rs.fields.item("ProductID") & "' size=6 onChange='alert(msg1)'>"

Good luck,
zvonko



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or, if you want double-quotes in VBScript, then you double them:

response.write ourSymbol & "<input type='text' name='IT" & rs.fields.item("ProductID") & "' size='6'
onChange='alert(""This is a calculated field"")'>"
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by:zvonko
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Sorry, a typo. Here corrected:
Try this:
response.write "<script>var msg1 = 'This is a calculated field'</script>"
response.write ourSymbol & "<input type=text name='IT" & rs.fields.item("ProductID") & "' size=6 onChange='alert(msg1)'>"

Of course is a better idea to place all strings into variables in <head> section.

Cheers,
zvonko

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by:boofulls
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knighteknight

i try this

or, if you want double-quotes in VBScript, then you double them:

response.write ourSymbol & "<input type='text' name='IT" & rs.fields.item("ProductID") & "' size='6'
onChange='alert(""This is a calculated field"")'>"


it works but when i edit the field it stays edited, i want it to not editable

thanks
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knightEknight earned 20 total points
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try adding this in the tag:

onFocus='this.blur();'
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by:knightEknight
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... instead of the onChange (which is not needed if that is all you want to do)
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by:boofulls
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zvonko


this works too

response.write "<script>var msg1 = 'This is a calculated field'</script>"
response.write ourSymbol & "<input type=text name='IT" & rs.fields.item("ProductID") & "' size=6 onChange='alert(msg1)'>"



but again id like the field to not be editable

thanks
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Hey, this is experts exchange :)

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