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How do you return a value in a checkbox?

Posted on 2004-10-21
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I've got a series of Yes/No  fields and I want to allow the user to see which ones are checked. I've tried a couple things and I've decided to ask the experts. Here's what I've got:

set RSList = conn.execute("select * from inv order by make")

When I get to my checkboxes how do I reflect the "True" value?

<input type="checkbox" name="Powersteering" value="<% response.write RSList("PowerSteering") %>">

There's no error on the page, but no check mark either.

What do you think?
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Question by:brucegust
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    by:Perfunction
    I think this is what you need:

    http://www.apycom.com/drop-down-menu/ex11.html
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    Author Comment

    by:brucegust
    No...

    I'm not looking for the user to manually check the box. I need VBScript to look at the database and insert a checkmark into the checkbox where the status is "True".
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    by:hes
    Use checked=True not value=

    <input type="checkbox" name="Powersteering" checked="<% response.write RSList("PowerSteering") %>">
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    Author Comment

    by:brucegust
    hes

    We're on the threshold of greatness, my friend, but I'm still missing something.

    When I introduced your code:

    <input type="checkbox" name="Powersteering" checked="<% response.write RSList("PowerSteering") %>">


    Every auto was displayed as having power steering which isn't the case. In other words, not every car has Power Steering, yet every Power Steering box is checked.

    What...?
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    by:jwbeck
    I don't know if this is the most efficient way of doing it, but what I will typically do is write out one of two lines of HTML for the corresponding Checkbox element like this:

    <input type="checkbox" name="Powersteering" <%If RSList("PowerSteering") = True Then Response.Write "CHECKED">

    Doing it this way should at least display the checkboxes on the screen poperly. Saving the data back to the database would have to be handled separately.

    Hope this helps.

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    Syntax correction:

    <input type="checkbox" name="Powersteering" <%If RSList("PowerSteering") = True Then Response.Write "CHECKED"%>>
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    by:brucegust
    That got it!

    Thanks!
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