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Posted on 2010-05-14
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Hi

I have a link to display a user form winthin a fancybox
a perl script gets the data from a database and populates a simple user form Name Contact info etc

on hiting update the same script updates the database & displays a Thank You message this works within a a seperate brouser window.
In the Fancybox window all that happens is the box closes and the parent window refreses and the datbase table remains untouched so i'm unable to tell what is happing because i can't get any message back

I'm using the example from http://fancybox.net/blog


Javascript

Attach FancyBox: 
$("a#UsrFrm").fancybox({
	'scrolling'		: 'no',
	'titleShow'		: false,
	'onClosed'		: function() {
	    $("#login_error").hide();
	}
});
Simple validation; submit data using Ajax and display response
$("#login_form").bind("submit", function() {

	if ($("#login_name").val().length < 1 || $("#login_pass").val().length < 1) {
	    $("#login_error").show();
	    $.fancybox.resize();
	    return false;
	}

	$.fancybox.showActivity();

	$.ajax({
		type		: "POST",
		cache	: false,
		url		: "UsrForm.pl",
		data		: $(this).serializeArray(),
		success: function(data) {
			$.fancybox(data);
		}
	});

	return false;
});

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by:StealthyDev
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Try

        $.ajax({
                type            : "POST",
                cache   : false,
                url             : "UsrForm.pl",
                data            : $(this).serialize(),
                success: function(data) {
                        $.fancybox(data);
                }
        });
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by:trevor1940
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senthurpandian:
changing
 data: $(this).serializeArray(),
to
      data      : $(this).serialize(),

didn't have any effect
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by:trevor1940
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It has occerd to me that the example loads the form within the parent Document and then hides it I'm trying to load the form from an external perl script which is failing

To load the form i use UsrForm.pl?userid=1234&Switch=A

this Queries the Database and populates the form
within the form there is an hidden input box with Switch = B

this then tells the same perl script to up date the Database

Is there a better way of doing this

Thank you
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trevor1940 earned 0 total points
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I managed to fix this by calling the child perl script into an iframe
The examle works when the pparent document is a html doc it dosn't work when it is a perl script
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