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I am creating an ASP vbScript web page connected to a Microsoft Access database using Dreamweaver MX 2004. I am comfortable with using the Dreamweaver menu tools for this, though I am not as strong with the ASP coding.

I have a candidate that I choose from a dynamic list/menu drop down. The candidate is populated from a query in the database. When the candidate is selected, I would like to filter staff from the same company. I may not have the right fields in my dynamic code, but is this possible on an ASP web page?

I would like to filter the choses of staff that are in a second list/menu drop down.


<% CANDIDATE LIST/MENU CODE %>
<select name="candidate" size="1" id="select4">
          <%
While (NOT CandidateChoice.EOF)
%>
          <option value="<%=(CandidateChoice.Fields.Item("CandidateID").Value)%>"><%=(CandidateChoice.Fields.Item("CandidateChoice").Value)%></option>
          <%
  CandidateChoice.MoveNext()
Wend
If (CandidateChoice.CursorType > 0) Then
  CandidateChoice.MoveFirst
Else
  CandidateChoice.Requery
End If
%>
        </select>
<% STAFF LIST/MENU CODE %>
<select name="staff" id="select5">
          <%
While (NOT StaffChoice.EOF)
%>
          <option value="<%=(StaffChoice.Fields.Item("StaffID").Value)%>"><%=(StaffChoice.Fields.Item("StaffChoice").Value)%></option>
          <%
  StaffChoice.MoveNext()
Wend
If (StaffChoice.CursorType > 0) Then
  StaffChoice.MoveFirst
Else
  StaffChoice.Requery
End If
%>
        </select>

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by:Rouchie
ID: 22765728
You need to get the first drop down list to cause a form post when the selected index is changed.  I'm not sure if DW can do this (try the behaviors panel), so you might have to dig into the code yourself.

There's a code tutorial on this type of thing here: http://www.plus2net.com/asp-tutorial/db-dropdown.php

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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 22772004
Dreamweaver does not have this as a standard behavior but there are extensions that add it.  However, you may not be able to easily find them for MX 2004.
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mikebollinger earned 0 total points
ID: 22772121
I found my own solution using WebAssist Dynamic Dropdown. I considered your solution, Rouchie, but the example indicated testing for javascript enablement. I didn't want to have any compatibility issues due to internet security settings.
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 22772173
mikebollinger,

I didn't realize that the WebAssist stuff still works with MX 2004.  Good information to have.
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