Dropdown menu urgent help required

Posted on 2006-05-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2006-11-18

I have another urgent question, still related to that cursed dropdown menu.  I have the menu working, essentially when a user selects a particular ID from the dropdown menu, the relevant username is populated in a text field nearby.  Here's my problem: in order to populate the textfield, the page needs to reload.  When the page reloads, the user ID defaults back to the 1st entry.   Sooooo when the form is posted, the wrong user id is posted.  

In a nutshell, my question is: how can i set the dropdown menu so that it remembers the last state it was in, that way, when the page reloads, it will still be correct.  Here's my code:

  <select name="selectID" onChange="if (this.selectedIndex > 0) window.location.href = 'orderform.php?custID=' + this.options[this.selectedIndex].value">
do {  
            <option value="<?php echo $row_rsCust['custID']?>"<?php if (!(strcmp($row_rsCust['custID'], $row_rsCust['custID']))) {echo "SELECTED";} ?>><?php echo $row_rsCust['custID']?></option>
} while ($row_rsCust = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsCust));
  $rows = mysql_num_rows($rsCust);
  if($rows > 0) {
      mysql_data_seek($rsCust, 0);
        $row_rsCust = mysql_fetch_assoc($rsCust);
//text field to display the username relevant to selected user id
<?php echo $row_rsDD['custUserName']; ?></div>

Thanks in advance.
Question by:south_paw
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Accepted Solution

ClickCentric earned 2000 total points
ID: 16778172
With this code:

<option value="<?php echo $row_rsCust['custID']?>"<?php if (!(strcmp($row_rsCust['custID'], $row_rsCust['custID']))) {echo "SELECTED";} ?>><?php echo $row_rsCust['custID']?></option>

You're doing a strcmp on $row_rsCust['custID'] to $row_rsCust['custID'], so it's always matching

Change it to: <option value="<?php echo $row_rsCust['custID']?>"<?php if ($row_rsCust['custID'] == $_GET['custID']) {echo "SELECTED";} ?>><?php echo $row_rsCust['custID']?></option>


Author Comment

ID: 16779406
A W E S O M E !

Exactly what I was after.

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