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Calculating Form Fields PHP or JavaScript

Posted on 2008-02-07
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Last Modified: 2008-02-08
Firstly the URL I posted and the associated pages are for testing purposes so please feel free to add entries so I can test your solution.
The URL with the start of what i am trying to work out is:
When you click 'Register" a page with a form will launch. At the bottom of the form the prices for member and non member tickets is displayed next to 2 text fields where the user will add the number of tickets required.
Below this is a total text field.
How do I auto total the No of member ticks x price + No of non-member ticks x price?
Please steer me towards a solution and whether it would be better to code this function in PHP or javaScript


Best regards
laurence lewis

Question by:Lewilr9
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 20840015
so, you want to display the "No of member ticks x price + No of non-member ticks x price" at the bottom...

then you could sum the rows of "No of member ticks x price"  "No of non-member ticks x price"

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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 20840038
in the display record set processing itself have temp variable and calculate the sum values of both.. and assign to hidden variable or text field...

hope i am taking you the correct step

Accepted Solution

shirazti earned 1500 total points
ID: 20849144
I'm not clear enough with your problem. Try this code........ maybe helpful to you
Anyway you need to perform a server validation once the form is submitted.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<script language="javascript">
var temp1 = 0;
var temp2 = 0;
	function doCalculate() {
		member = document.getElementById('noTicMem').value;
		nonmember = document.getElementById('noTicNon').value;
		if(member != '') { 
			member = member * 2;
			temp1 = member; 
		} else { temp1 = 0; }
		if(nonmember != '') { 
			nonmember = nonmember * 5;
			temp2 = nonmember; 
		} else { temp2 = 0; }
		var total = temp1 + temp2;
		document.getElementById('total').value = total;
<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post" action="">
<p>noTicMem: <input type="text" name="noTicMem" id="noTicMem" onblur="doCalculate()" />
  <input type="text" name="noTicNon" id="noTicNon" onblur="doCalculate()" /> 
  <input name="total" type="text" id="total" readonly="readonly" />

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