Server-Side VBScript reading checkbox value

Posted on 2009-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
This is a Classic ASP question concerning using VBScript on the Server Side to return the value of a Checkbox.  

I have a form that creates checkboxes in VBScript code then the page is first rendered. I create a variable number of checkboxes in a do loop (see code)

Essentially the code generates a dynamic number of checkboxes each with a different name, id, & value.  The value is the ID of a table into which I  want to save true/false based on whether the checkbox is checked.  The checkboxes appear to be generated correctly.

Then I post the form in which the checkboxes r located.  I'm able to read values of text boxes using VBScript on Server.

HOWEVER, when I attempt to read the checkboxes on the Server Side using VBScript to process the value of the checkbox.  I use code like

      myVal = Request.Form(strCbxName) .... where strCBXName = "cbx1', "cbx2" ....  

Regardless of the state of the checkbox, I cannot seem to get a value or checked status from the checkbox.  

Any thoughts on what is happening?

Thanks for your help
mynum = 0
Do while not rst1.EOF
   mynum = mynum + 1
   <input type="Checkbox" name="<%='cbx' & mynum%>  id = <%='cbx' & mynum%> value = <% rst1.fields('value') >

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by:Wayne Barron
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here is some nice reading for you.

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wrong resource.
Give me a minute as I have something that might just help to answer yoru question(s)
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Here you go.
This is a very good demostration on doing what you are doing.

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First of all your download includes an MS Access database and it is a potential threat.  Also it looks like the code is client side.  I need server side code.

Thanks anyway.
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by:Wayne Barron
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Do not really appreciate the sarcasm with the link that I provided.
#1: If you do not feel comfortable downloading files with Access database files within them.
Then I suggest that you never download code, because 90% of the ASP code that you
Will download is going to have Access databases included.

#2: The script is "Server Side" not "Client Side"
Where do you get "Client-Side" out of the script that is located in them files?

I think that you need to study the code a little better then you just did.

Good Luck

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>> Responses were useless.  Resolved the issue myself
That is totally uncalled for and very unprofessional.
I provided you with the proper information that was needed. http:#24365646
The code from that link has helped out not only myself but many other people that I have
Supplied it to here on EE.

I object to you closing this Question in this manner and with this type of attitude.

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by:Wayne Barron
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The link that I provided here http:#24365646
Demostrates how to use Dynamically created Checkboxes.
The site that it is downloaded from is recognixed as one of the safest sites out there for
Not allowing any type of things in their archives.
The information that I provided will work for them.
So I reject them closing the question for [Delete/Refund]
And I appose this person's statement of my provided link possibly harming his/her computer.
>> Responses were useless.  Resolved the issue myself
This is very unprofessional on his/her part, and my responses were not useless.

I suggest:
Accept: http:#24365646
As it is a very good example of what the person needs to do, to accomplish what they ask for.

(I DO NOT Provide bad potentially dangerous links in my post)

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