How to generate drop down lists dynamically with Filemaker XSLT

Posted on 2009-02-18
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
We have a small FM database that has been web enabled using FileMaker XSLT Site Assistant. The original (inherited) web pages use drop down lists that have been created manually. We would like to generate them dynamically. We have been able to do this in the FM database and the client side application shows the drop downs in the Browse view properly. But the changes to the  generated drop down lists do not transfer to the findrecordes.xsl page. It works fine if we regenerate a new findrecordes.xsl page, but if we do that, then we have to add all the additional coding, design, etc. that is part of the original web page.

The code below is the code that points to the field/drop down list in the newly generated findrecords.xsl page and the drop down displays the options as expected. When transferred to the existing findrecords..xsl web page, the drop down had no options listed.

Is there a step we need to do to the database or original xsl pages so the new dropdown will display the options?
<select size="1">
	<xsl:attribute name="name">SchoolList_VL 2::Name</xsl:attribute>
		<xsl:attribute name="title">SchoolList_VL 2::Name</xsl:attribute>
			<option value="">Select One</option>
			        <xsl:for-each select="$valuelists[@NAME = 'School_Name']/fml:VALUE">
		                  <xsl:attribute name="value"><xsl:value-of select="."/></xsl:attribute>
			<xsl:value-of select="."/>

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Question by:nflowers1228
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I figured this out. the xml grammar was pointing to the wrong layout view. Once I changed that the drop downs worked find.

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