want to differentiate the button clicks from a single page using javascript.....

Dear experts,

I need to have many buttons in a page and thinking of doing different actions on the individual button clicks.Say for example, i have a search screen from which different criteria options are displayed.For each criteria one button is used to submit the criteria separately.i use single form and all submit buttons.But in the processing servlet i am not able to differentiate the button clicks and the corresponding parameters.i want a solution to solve this issue.somehow i felt javascript would be of my help.But i could not get the correct script for implementing this.Can any expert would heed to help me?
thanks in advance
sat
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xabiCommented:
Hi torbjornfahlen,

Here goes an example

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<form action="put_here_your_action_page" method="GET" name="myform">
Field1: <input type="text" value="" name="field1">
<br><input type="button" value="Option1" onclick="this.form.action.value='option1';this.form.submit()">
<br><input type="button" value="Option2" onclick="this.form.action.value='option2';this.form.submit()">
<br><input type="button" value="Option3" onclick="this.form.action.value='option3';this.form.submit()">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="">
</form>
</body>
</html>


xabi
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xabiCommented:
As you can see the info about the burron is in the field "action"

xabi
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DidierDCommented:
You can do it like this

<script>
  function gotoCancel(){
    document.yourForm.action="nextPage1.do";
    document.yourForm.submit();
  }

  function gotoOK(){
    document.yourForm.action="nextPage2.do";
    document.yourForm.submit();
  }
 
  function gotoSomething(param){
    document.yourForm.action="nextPage3.html?param=" + param;
    document.yourForm.submit();
  }

</script>


<input type="button onClick="goToCancel()">
<input type="button onClick="gotoOK()">
<input type="button onClick="gotoSomething(param1)">
<input type="button onClick="gotoSomething(param2)">


Greetz,
Didier
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NetGrooveCommented:
Or you let your buttons be Submit buttons, give them all the same name, elt say "Submit" and assign to every button a different value according to requested action.
Like this:

<form action="yourpage.jsp">
<input type=submit name="Submit" value="new">
<input type=submit name="Submit" value="mod">
<input type=submit name="Submit" value="del">
</form>

On server side you check the button like other form elements for its value to see the submitted value: Submit == "mod"

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xabiCommented:
NetGroove, you are right, the only problem is the "lavel" of the button ....  It must be the same as the text to be checked at the server side.

xabi
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jaysolomonCommented:
do not name the submit, or you may run into problems
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sathiyamAuthor Commented:
hi xabi,
is there a way to use object id of an html element and identify the element and process the click?
sat
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NetGrooveCommented:
I named it Submt.
That name provoke NO problems.

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xabiCommented:
This way?

<html>
<head>
<script>
function go(sName) {
  alert("You clicked " + sName + " id button");
  document.myform.action.value = sName;
  document.myform.submit();
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form action="put_here_your_action_page" method="GET" name="myform">
Field1: <input type="text" value="" name="field1">
<br><input id="id1" type="button" value="Click for action 1" onclick="go(this.id)">
<br><input id="id2" type="button" value="Click for action 2" onclick="go(this.id)">
<br><input id="id3" type="button" value="Click for action 3" onclick="go(this.id)">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="">
</form>
</body>
</html>
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xabiCommented:
Even better:

<html>
<head>
<script>
function go(oButton) {
  alert(oButton.form.name);
  alert("You clicked '" + oButton.id + "' id button");
  oButton.form.action.value = oButton.id;
  oButton.form.submit();
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form action="put_here_your_action_page" method="GET" name="myform">
Field1: <input type="text" value="" name="field1">
<br><input id="id1" type="button" value="Click for action 1" onclick="go(this)">
<br><input id="id2" type="button" value="Click for action 2" onclick="go(this)">
<br><input id="id3" type="button" value="Click for action 3" onclick="go(this)">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="">
</form>
</body>
</html>
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