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passing value to formmail

Posted on 2009-07-02
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Hi,

Recently I have been asked to make a modification to the html form that calls it.

I use the id "recipient" on a select menu and depending the value selected from the drop down list, a specific person receives an email, like this:

<select name="recipient" id="recipient">
<option value="luisnava-gomez1@thisplace.com">Luisville, TEST</option>
<option value="luisnava-gomez2@thisplace.com">Jillville, TEST</option>
<option value="luisnava-gomez3@thisplace.com">Heatherton, TEST</option>
</select>

my question is:

passing the email value according to the value selected is working for luis1, luis2, and luis3. How can I also pass the values that is actually selected by the user?
in this case: Luisville, TEST, Jillville, TEST, Heatherton, TEST


Thank you much for your help.

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Question by:itortu
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by:8riaN
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Hard to tell exactly what you are asking.

Do you mean you want the email address of the recipient to show the text "Luisville, Test" text in the "to" address of the resulting email? In that case, replace your options list with the one below. Otherwise, explain what you want in more detail, please.

8riaN
<option value="Luisville, TEST <luisnava-gomez1@thisplace.com>">Luisville, TEST</option>
<option value="Jillville, TEST <luisnava-gomez2@thisplace.com>">Jillville, TEST</option>
<option value="Heatherton, TEST <luisnava-gomez3@thisplace.com>">Heatherton, TEST</option>

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by:itortu
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what i want is to be able to select "Luisville, TEST" and
then luisnava-gomez1 will receive the email and also the value "Luisville, TEST" in the email body.

if select "Jillville, TEST" then luisnava-gomez2 will receive the email and the value "Jillville, TEST" in the email body
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8riaN earned 250 total points
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Then you'd need javascript to populate another hidden field.  Like this:


<head>
...
<script type="text/javascript">
function formSubmitted(thisForm) {
   with(thisForm) {
      nameSelected.value = recipient.options[recipient.selectedIndex].text;
   }
}
</script>
</head>
 
...
 
<form action="formmal.pl" method="post" onSubmit="formSubmitted(this) ;">
<input type="hidden" name="nameSelected">
...
</form>

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by:itortu
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Thank you, that was exactly what I was looking for.
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