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I have an employee table with first, last & middle name. I need to create a search box where the user will enter part of the last name and all available matches (Last, First, M) will appear in a box. Then the user should be able to select one of the names to query for information.

Example:

User enters
"Jone"

Interdev returns
"Jones, Ben R."
"Jones, Raymond Q."
"Jones, Stacy M."

User clicks on "Jones, Raymond Q." and the main info screen appears for that employee.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Question by:StacyWest
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DreamMaster earned 75 total points
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That doesn't seem so hard..

All you do is create a query that fills the listbox.

Something like this:

sSQL = "SELECT ID, Lastname, Firstname from tblEmployee where Lastname like '%" & Request.Form("inpSearchTxt") & "%'"

This inpSearchTxt comes from a textfield with that name.

So your form will look like this initially:

<form name="frmEmployeeSearch" action="EmployeeSearch.asp" method="post">
  <input type="textbox" name="inpSearchTxt">
  <input type="submit" name="inpSubmit" value="Search">
  ...
</form>

Now to make the populated listbox appear when you have send the query... fill in the following at the dots:

<%
  If (Request.Form("inpSearchTxt") <> "") then
%>
  <select name="selEmployees" onchange="location.href=this[this.selectedIndex].value">
<%
   ' Your routines for opening the database go here.
   sSQL = "Select ID, Lastname, Firstname from tblEmployee where Lastname like '%" & Request.Form("inpSearchTxt") & "%'"
   Set rs=DB.Execute (sSQL)
   if not (rs.eof and rs.bof) then
     do while not rs.eof
      %>
      <option name="<%= rs("Lastname") & "-" & rs("Firstname") %>" value="employeedetails.asp?id=<%=rs("ID")%>"><%= rs("Lastname") & ", " & rs("Firstname") %></option>
      <%
       rs.movenext
     loop
    end if
%>
  </select>
<%
  end if
%>

Good luck, I hope this points you in the right direction...

Max.
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by:worldspawn
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What exactly does this have to do with interdev?
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