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Enumerating Form Field Values

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I have a form in an asp page and I want to transfer the form values to another asp page which I can do by submitting the form to eg page2.asp. Inside page2.asp I believe I can return specific field values using:

Request.form("fieldname")

However because the field names were written dynamicly, I don't know the field names; how can I loop through the fields collection checking for certain field types.
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<h3> Form Collection </h3>
<%
For Each Item in Request.Form
  For iCount = 1 to Request.Form(Item).Count
    Response.Write Item & " = " & Request.Form(Item)(iCount) & "<br>"
  Next
Next

for each qryItem in Request.Form
 strMsgInfo = strMsgInfo &  qryItem & " :: " & request.Form(qryItem) + vbNewLine + vbNewLine
next

Response.Write strMsgInfo
%>

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btw, here's the entire ASP objects collection,

http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/021099-1.shtml
ncw

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From this I seem to be able to return the name and value of all input fields; how can I return the id value? The reason is that the form has items for selection by checkboxes and the checkboxes take the name of the associated item with the checkbox value set to the item value, but there are other hidden text fields too which I know the names of? I just want to enumerate the fields of type checkbox or fields with an id of eg "chk".

The object collection debug page was good, thanks.
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ncw

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In my page I use asp to write a list of options which have different descriptions and different prices, and against each I have a checkbox. What  I was hoping was to set the name of each checkbox to the description of the option and set the value to the option price and then, in the asp page the form is submitted to, enumerate the names and values of all checked checkboxes. I could do that if only the checkboxes were submitted but I am also submitting values in hidden fields.

I guess I could preceed each checkbox name with 'chk_' and then check the first 4 letters of each item name for 'chk_'. Can you see a better way?
 

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"I guess I could preceed each checkbox name with 'chk_' and then check the first 4 letters of each item name for 'chk_'."

yup. this is a good idea but the better way i'm thinking is, you assign common name to each of your checkboxes and set the value of the checkbox to description+delimeter+price format (i.e. <input type="check" id="chk" name="chk" value="desc|1.00">). then on your action page, you can loop through the chk form array and split each value by the delimeter to get the description and price.
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