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Posted on 2010-09-09
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I have an issue with my iframe. The way it functions is this:

When the select item is changed, the value of that select field is sent to the iframe and then specific information is displayed within the iframe. This works perfectly (thanks to leakim971).

The problem is when the page is refreshed (for whatever reason) the iframe doesn't recognize the value of selectedUserID and the iframe disappears. So the user is left w/ their dropdown (w/ their previous selection still in place) and no iframe. The function only works onChange of the select.

Any suggestions?
<!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>Scientific Stature Database</title>
<cfoutput>
<link href="#request.HomeDir#blocks/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<script>
function showUser() {
var foodd = document.getElementById("selectedUserID");
var foovalue = foodd.options[foodd.selectedIndex].value;
//	if(!foovalue) return;
var myframe = document.getElementById("myiframe");
if(foovalue.length>0) {
myframe.src = "dsp_userForm.cfm?selectedUserID="+foovalue;
myframe.style.display = "block";
myframe.setAttribute("scrolling", "auto");
}
else { 
myframe.style.display = "none";
myframe.setAttribute("scrolling", "no");
}
}


</script>


</head>
<body>
<div id="wrapper">
<div id="banner"></div>
<div id="contentWrapper" style="min-height: 500px;">

<h3>User Administration</h3>
<select id="selectedUserID" onChange="showUser()">
<option value="">Please Select</option>
  <cfloop query="session.qry_getUsers">
  <option value="#id#" <cfif selectedUserID eq id>selected</cfif>>#displayName#</option>
  </cfloop>
</select>
<br />
<br />


<iframe id="myiframe" allowtransparency="yes" align="middle" width="75%" height="500px" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="no">
</iframe>
<cfinclude template="../blocks/dsp_footer.cfm">
</cfoutput>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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by:leakim971
ID: 33643432
With a refresh I think you lost the selectedUserID.

In the iframe (dsp_userForm.cfm) you may retrieve directly the value selectedUserID each time you need it :


var s = parent.document.getElementById("selectedUserID");
var selectedUserID = s.options[s.selectedIndex].value;

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by:traport
ID: 33645751
Hello again!

I tried placing this

<script>
var s = parent.document.getElementById("selectedUserID");
var selectedUserID = s.options[s.selectedIndex].value;
</script>

in the header of the dsp_userForm.cfm and on refresh it's not picking it up. Is that what you meant for me to try?
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by:leakim971
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>in the header of the dsp_userForm.cfm and on refresh it's not picking it up.
fine, you may add an alert too debug :
var s = parent.document.getElementById("selectedUserID");
var selectedUserID = s.options[s.selectedIndex].value;
alert(selectedUserID)

>Is that what you meant for me to try?
yes

Only the iframe is refreshed ? Not the parent window ?
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by:traport
ID: 33645810
When a user has already selected from the select menu the drives the function and then clicks F5 or refresh, the iframe goes blank (and no alert is picking up the selectedUserID). I feel like it's because this function is only called on an "onChange" of the select and refreshing it doesn't change the select so doesn't call the function. Does that make any sense? It's as though I need to call the function on refresh as well - is that do-able?




<select name="newUserRoleID" onChange="showHide(this.value)">
<cfloop query="qry_getRoles">
<option value="#userRoleID#" <cfif userRoleID eq CurrentUserRole>selected</cfif>>#qry_getRoles.userRole#</option>
</cfloop>
</select>

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leakim971 earned 2000 total points
ID: 33645837
>Does that make any sense? It's as though I need to call the function on refresh as well - is that do-able?

Yes it is.

Just change the iframe with the onload attribute of the parent body :

 
<body onload="showUser();"...
...
<iframe...

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by:traport
ID: 33646177
I feel like I owe you a cut of my paycheck for all your help. Many thanks.
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by:leakim971
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I send you my IBAN immediately!!! xlol

You're very welcome! Thanks your very much for the points! Have a nice week-end!
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by:traport
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LOL! You'll be disappointed in how paltry even a large cut of my paycheck would be! :) You have a good weekend, too. Many thanks.
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