Dynamic Drop Down Box populated by Access tbl field with text box populated from the same table corresponding field

Posted on 2008-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Good day all.

I have a web form I have created. I have a field that requires the user to enter the ACNA (Access Carrier Name Abbreviation - telcom) and then the corresponding Customer name in the next text box.
I have both the ACNA and the corresponding Customer name in an Access Database (EAST_pm) and table (tblMasterACNA).

I would like to create a drop-down list for the ACNA, based on the field ACNA in tblMasterACNA. Once the user selects the ACNA the next text box would be populated automatically with the corresponding Customer Name in the Customer field from the tblMasterACNA.

I am using ASP, SQL and some Javascript on my site.
I have posted my code and has you can see, I am using a FIELDSET, not sure if that will matter.
This form is sent back to another table within the same database.

Thanks for your assist..




<img src="logo_secondary.gif" class="floatTL"><br><br>	


<script Language="JavaScript">


function Blank_TextField_Validator(form)


if (Input.CAC.value.length < 1)


alert("Please enter a value for CAC.");


return (false);


if (Input.CKTID.value.length < 1)


alert("Please enter a value for CKTID.");


return (false);


if (Input.ACNA.value.length < 1)


alert("Please enter a value for ACNA.");


return (false);


if (Input.Ticket Number.value.length < 1)


alert("Please enter a value for Ticket Number.");

form.Ticket Number.focus();

return (false);


return (true);




<style type="text/css">


	width: 1px;

	height: 14px;

	color: white;

	font-size: 12px;

  overflow: hidden;

	background-color: red;

	padding-left: 5px;



<script type="text/JavaScript">

function textCounter(field,counter,maxlimit,linecounter) {

	// text width//

	var fieldWidth =  parseInt(field.offsetWidth);

	var charcnt = field.value.length;        

	// trim the extra text

	if (charcnt > maxlimit) { 

		field.value = field.value.substring(0, maxlimit);


	else { 

	// progress bar percentage

	var percentage = parseInt(100 - (( maxlimit - charcnt) * 100)/maxlimit) ;

	document.getElementById(counter).style.width =  parseInt((fieldWidth*percentage)/100)+"px";

	document.getElementById(counter).innerHTML="Limit: "+percentage+"%"

	// color correction on style from CCFFF -> CC0000




function setcolor(obj,percentage,prop){[prop] = "rgb(80%,"+(100-percentage)+"%,"+(100-percentage)+"%)";



<script type="text/javascript">


function handleEnter (field, event) {

		var keyCode = event.keyCode ? event.keyCode : event.which ? event.which : event.charCode;

		if (keyCode == 13) {

			var i;

			for (i = 0; i < field.form.elements.length; i++)

				if (field == field.form.elements[i])


			i = (i + 1) % field.form.elements.length;


			return false;



		return true;



<link href="" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" media="all">



<body bgcolor="white" text="black"onLoad="self.focus();document.Input.CAC.focus()" >

<!-- Begin form code --> 


<LEGEND><b><h1>Issue Referral Form</h1></b></LEGEND>

<H3>* All fields are required*</H3>

<form name="Input" method="Post" action="Confirm.asp">


<input type="hidden" name="Region" value="Potomac">

<input type="hidden" name="Date Added" value="<%=Date()%>" />

<tr><td>CAC: </td>

<tr><td><input type="text" name="CAC" size=40 value="" onChange="javascript:this.value=this.value.toUpperCase();"onkeypress="return handleEnter(this, event)"></td></tr>

<tr><td>CKTID: </td></tr>

<tr><td><input type="text" name="CKTID"  size=40 value="" onChange="javascript:this.value=this.value.toUpperCase();"onkeypress="return handleEnter(this, event)"></td></tr>

<tr><td>ACNA: </td></tr>

<tr><td><input type="text" name="ACNA" size=40 value="" onChange="javascript:this.value=this.value.toUpperCase();"onkeypress="return handleEnter(this, event)"></td></tr>

<tr><td>Customer: </td></tr>

<tr><td><input type="text" name="Customer" onkeypress="return handleEnter(this, event)"></td></tr>

<tr><td>Ticket Number: </td></tr>

<tr><td><input type="text" name="Ticket Number" size=40 value="" onChange="javascript:this.value=this.value.toUpperCase();"onkeypress="return handleEnter(this, event)"></td></tr>

<tr><td>Ticket Source: </td></tr>

<tr><td><SELECT NAME="Ticket Source" SIZE="1">




<tr><td>Monitoring Source: </td></tr>

<tr><td><SELECT NAME="Monitoring Source" SIZE="1">




<tr><td>Dispostion Code: </td></tr>

<tr><td><SELECT NAME="Dispostion Code" SIZE="1">













<tr><td>Date Closed: </td>

<tr><td><input type="text" name="Date Closed" </td></tr>

<tr><td>Summary: (limited to 50 Characters)</td></tr>

<tr><td><textarea cols="50" name="Summary"size=40 value="" onChange="javascript:this.value=this.value.toUpperCase();"




></textarea> </td></tr> 


<input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit Form" class="flashit" onClick='form_name.button_name.value="Please Wait...";return true'>


<input type="reset" value="Clear Form">

<div id="progressbar1" class="progress"></div>





<!-- End form code -->

<script language="JavaScript1.2">

var flashcolor="red"

var flashinterval=1000 //flash interval in miliseconds (1000=0.5 sec)

var formcollect=document.getElementsByTagName? document.getElementsByTagName("FORM") : document.all? document.all.tags("FORM") : new Array()

var flashcollect=new Array()

for (i=0; i<formcollect.length; i++){

for (e=0; e<formcollect[i].elements.length; e++){

if (formcollect[i].elements[e].className=="flashit")




function flashelements(){

for (f=0; f<flashcollect.length; f++){

if (flashcollect[f].style.color=='')






if (flashcollect.length>0)





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Question by:vzdog
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Expert Comment

ID: 22833390
Here's what I use when I run into this requirement.  It's a combination of VBScript and JavaScript and it works very well, in my experience.

Author Comment

ID: 22836910
Not sure if this would wor or I should say not sure if I know how to modify it so it will work. As I said my requirement is that the specific ACNA field is tied to a specific customer name so there would not be a need to have a drop down.


Accepted Solution

saoirse1916 earned 500 total points
ID: 22837683
Ahh, ok -- I was way off.  Check out something like this, it should do the trick.

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