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Dropdown List not grabbing Selected Value when selected

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I have several dropdown lists I am using on my form each one of them is supplied by a database table using linq. I have defined my DataValueField and DataTextFields, and they display correct. However when I go to pull the DataValueField when I insert data to the database. The system is passing the first item from the database not the item that was selected.

With the code below. I am expecting "310332" to be inserted however it is inserting "2042356" Which is the first item in the ddl datasource.

Jeff

/// Here is the ddl setup ///
ddlEffectedSystemAdd.DataSource =  ddlSystemValues;
ddlEffectedSystemAdd.DataValueField = "SystemID";
ddlEffectedSystemAdd.DataTextField = "SystemName";
ddlEffectedSystemAdd.DataBind();           

/// And here is where I am calling the ddl in the insert ///
tt.TicketInitiator = ddlTicketInitiatorAdd.SelectedValue;

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by:HainKurt
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looks like you are bindind the data each time...
you should get & bind data once when page.isPostBack is false...
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like this:

void Page_Load(){
   if (Page.IsPostBack){
     getMyData();
   }
}

where getMyData() is a procedure that loads data into drop down... if you do not do this, and always bind data, thenselected item will be lost, and selectedindex will be set to 0, first item every time page loads...
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by:rawinnlnx9
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Yes, set the autopostback of the DropDownList to true.

Do this in Form_Load:

ddlTicketInitiatorAdd.AutoPostback=true;

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by:woodje
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The postback worked perfect. I forgot about that.
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by:rawinnlnx9
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Which postback worked? You were given 2 approaches.
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