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Checkbox always return empty string!

Posted on 2011-09-04
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Hi, I have the following checkbox
<input type="checkbox" value="chkterm" name="chkterm" id="chkterm"  style="BACKGROUND:#f4f4f4" onClick="EnableSubmit();" >

and I read it like the following:
Request.form("chkterm")
But it always returns an empty string even if the checkbox is checked!

Any suggestion?
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Question by:Sindibad_123
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by:Cedric Obinna A.
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Try changing the name to something else (say chkbox) to differentiate it from the value and try again.
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by:Sindibad_123
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that makes no difference.
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by:samic400
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How is the <form> tag set up? Is the method=post?
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by:sammySeltzer
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What is the data type on your db?
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Let's say you always wanted it to be checked, then it would look something like this
<input name="chkterm" type="checkbox" id="chkterm"  style="BACKGROUND:#f4f4f4" onClick="EnableSubmit();" value="chkterm" checked="checked" >

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So to dynamically make it work you can do a couple options like....


 Option 1
<%
dim strChkterm
if Request.form("chkterm")=<>"" then
       strChkterm=Request.form("chkterm")
end if
%>


<input type="checkbox" value="chkterm" name="chkterm" id="chkterm" <%If strChkterm = "chkterm" Then Response.Write("checked=""checked""") else Response.Write("") end if%>  style="BACKGROUND:#f4f4f4" onClick="EnableSubmit();" >

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Option 2
<input type="checkbox" value="chkterm" name="chkterm" id="chkterm" <%If Request.form("chkterm") = "chkterm" Then Response.Write("checked=""checked""") else Response.Write("") end if%>  style="BACKGROUND:#f4f4f4" onClick="EnableSubmit();" >

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