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populate drop down from file listing

Posted on 2009-07-15
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I am having issues connecting the dots here.  I have a bit of php that will list each file in a folder.  I want to take that data and populate a pulldown.  Here is the code I have.  I know it is something simple, but I just can't piece it together.

Thanks
<?

$path = "../media";

$dh = opendir($path);

$i=1;

while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {

    if($file != "." && $file != "..") {

        echo "$i. <a href='$path/$file'>$file</a><br />";

?>

		<script="javascript">

		var objDropdown = document.getElementById('files');

		var objOption = new Option(<? $file ?>,<? $file ?>);

		document.write(objOption.value);

		objDropdown.options[objDropdown.length] = objOption;

		</script>

<?

        $i++;

    }

}

closedir($dh);

?>

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Question by:prostang
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by:gr8gonzo
ID: 24865347
What is the surrounding code? Can you post the whole page?
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by:prostang
ID: 24865525
Here is most of the code for the page (I also included the original code).  above this is database connection and behaviors in PHP.
<?

$path = "../media";

$dh = opendir($path);

$i=1;

while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {

    if($file != "." && $file != "..") {

        echo "$i. <a href='$path/$file'>$file</a><br />";

?>

		<script="javascript">

		var objDropdown = document.getElementById('files');

		var objOption = new Option(<? $file ?>,<? $file ?>);

		document.write(objOption.value);

		objDropdown.options[objDropdown.length] = objOption;

		</script>

<?

        $i++;

    }

}

closedir($dh);

?>
 
 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

<title>Award Winning Sausage</title>

<link href="../NewSite/css/JSS_styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<style type="text/css">

<!--
 
 

#MainDiv {

	height: 500px;

	width: 900px;

	border: medium solid #FFFFFF;

	margin-right: auto;

	margin-left: auto;

	background-color: #8CC63F;

}
 

/* CSS Document */
 

#header {

	height: 200px;

	width: 900px;

	background-image: url(../images/JoeSHeaderDatabase.png);

	margin-right: auto;

	margin-left: auto;

}

body {

	background-repeat: no-repeat;

	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

	background-color: #FDB200;

}

-->

</style>

<script src="../NewSite/Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<link href="../css/JSS_styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

</head>
 

<body>

<div class="header" id="header"></div>

<div class="MenuDiv" id="MenuDiv"><a name="Menu" id="Menu"></a>

  <table width="900" border="0" align="center">

    <tr>

      <td width="100">&nbsp;</td>

      <td width="300"><div align="center"><a href="../NewSite" target="_blank">Main Site</a></div></td>

      <td width="300"><div align="center"><a href="./">Admin Home</a></div></td>

      <td width="100">&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

  </table>

</div>

<div class="MainDiv" id="MainDiv">

  <p>&nbsp;</p>

    <p>&nbsp;</p>
 

    

    <form action="<?php echo $editFormAction; ?>" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1" id="form1">

      <table width="500" border="0" align="center">

        <tr>

          <td width="410"><div align="right">Date:</div></td>

          <td width="19">&nbsp;</td>

          <td width="57"><input type="text" name="date" id="date" /></td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

          <td><div align="right">Message:</div></td>

          <td>&nbsp;</td>

          <td><textarea name="message" cols="50" rows="3" id="message"></textarea></td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

          <td><div align="right">Permanent:</div></td>

          <td>&nbsp;</td>

          <td><input type="checkbox" name="permanent" id="permanent" /></td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

          <td colspan="3"><div align="center">

            <select name="files" id="files">

            </select>

            </div></td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

          <td colspan="3">&nbsp;</td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

          <td colspan="3"><div align="center">

            <input type="submit" name="sumit" id="sumit" value="Submit" />

            <input type="reset" name="cancel" id="cancel" value="Cancel" />

</div></td>

        </tr>

      </table>

      <p>&nbsp;</p>

      <p>&nbsp;</p>

      <input type="hidden" name="MM_insert" value="form1" />

    </form>

    <script>

var mydate=new Date()

var theyear=mydate.getYear()

if (theyear < 1000)

theyear+=1900

var theday=mydate.getDay()

var themonth=mydate.getMonth()+1

if (themonth<10)

themonth="0"+themonth

var theday=mydate.getDate()

if (theday<10)

theday="0"+theday
 

//////EDIT below three variable to customize the format of the date/////
 

var displayfirst=theyear

var displaysecond=themonth

var displaythird=theday
 

////////////////////////////////////
 

document.form1.date.value=displayfirst+"-"+displaysecond+"-"+displaythird

</script>

    </div>

<div id="Footer"> <a name="FooterAnchor" id="FooterAnchor"></a>Copyright &copy; 2009 Joe S. Sausage | All Rights Reserved | Website Designed by: <a href="http://www.mjm-consulting.com" target="_blank">MJM Consulting, LLC</a></div>

</body>

</html>

<?php

mysql_free_result($messages);

?>

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gr8gonzo earned 250 total points
ID: 24865858
Try:

$selectOptions = "";
$dh = opendir($path);
$i=1;
while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {
    if($file != "." && $file != "..") {
        echo "$i. <a href='$path/$file'>$file</a><br />";
        $selectOptions .= "<option value='{$file}'>{$file}</option>\n";
        $i++;
    }
}
closedir($dh);

then go down the page to your <select> tag and use $selectOptions:
            <select name="files" id="files">
            <? print $selectOptions; ?>
            </select>
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by:prostang
ID: 31604047
That was it.  Thanks!
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