Selection of a PDF file depending on choices in four combo boxes

Posted on 2007-10-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
In Expression Web, I am creating an aspx page. When "Schedules" choice in Default page menu is pressed, you come to this aspx page which contains four dropdown boxes for four fields from a record in "Schedule" database (MSAccess 2003). Depending on these four selections I want to display (with choice to print) a PDF file. This File may be stored as the fifth field in the record or in a folder in the web site.
Thank you
Question by:mp1342
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 20116999
Hi mp1342,

What part exactly are you having trouble with?

Author Comment

ID: 20120462
Selecting from multiple boxes and then printing the pdf as a pop up.
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
ID: 20120864
Without having more to go on, this is how I see things...

You take the four dropdown values and use them to filter a new recordset which returns a link to the appropriate PDF file.  I would not try to force-open the PDF as a popup.  Too many browsers and security packages may block that behavior.  Other people may already be forcing the PDF to always download.  Just provide a link to the file and let the user decide what to do with it.

Author Comment

ID: 20124958
Thank you. I will try this.

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