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I have a .net page that uses a drop down box to select a value to generate a report.  I want to auto refresh the page every 5 min.  I tried to use the meta tag see example but when the page refreshes the value from the drop down goes back to the default and the selected report is lost. So anyone have an idea on how to keep the value from the drop down while the page refreshes, or any other way to do this.
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<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300">
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You could set the selected value as a session variable when the report is generated, then use that variable to determine the selected option in the drop down.

The session variable should stay active for 20 minutes, well past the 5 minute refresh interval.

When you build the select field for the form, use something like this to determine if that value should be selected:

<option <%If Session("SelOp") = "A" Then Response.Write" selected" End If%>>A</option>

Of course, if you are building the drop down with code, just incorporate the same concept, comparing the session variable with the recordest as you build the drop down.

CR

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