populate textbox

Hi,

I want to populate my txtArea with list of states pulled from my database.

If I am using a dropdown box I would use option but for the txtarea how can I identify the value and the name of the textarea.

my code is wrong textarea shouldn't have option??

<textarea id="TxtAreaState" name="TxtAreaState" cols="20" rows="8">
<cfoutput query="DispState">
<option value="#DispState.StateID#">#DispState.StateName#</option>
</cfoutput>
 </textarea>
<CFQUERY DATASOURCE="xx" NAME="DispState" cachedwithin="#createTimeSpan(0,0,0,-1)#">
		SELECT distinct StateTbl.StateID, StateTbl.StateName
		FROM StateTbl
		LEFT JOIN CityTbl ON CityTbl.StateID = StateTbl.StateID
		LEFT JOIN ChurchTbl ON ChurchTbl.ChCityID = CityTbl.CityID
		WHERE ChurchTbl.ChurchName <> "null" and ChurchTbl.ChurchStatus = 1
		and CityTbl.CityStatus = 1 and StateTbl.StateStatus = 1
	</CFQUERY>

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lulu50Asked:
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erikTsomikConnect With a Mentor System Architect, CF programmer Commented:
the space probably caused by textarea CSS.
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
I would  do it this way.

<textarea id="TxtAreaState" name="TxtAreaState" cols="20" rows="8">
<cfoutput query="DispState">
#DispState.StateName# [#DispState.StateID#]<br>
</cfoutput>
 </textarea>
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
why do you nee d drop down? is that just an otput. what are you trying to do ?
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lulu50Author Commented:
<textarea id="TxtAreaState" name="TxtAreaState" cols="20" rows="8">
<cfoutput query="DispState">
#DispState.StateName# [#DispState.StateID#]<br>
</cfoutput>
 </textarea>

I don't want to show the id

http://www.churchesbulletin.com/

when the user click on the state I have to populate the city
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
then do this
<textarea id="TxtAreaState" name="TxtAreaState" cols="20" rows="8">
<cfoutput query="DispState">
#DispState.StateName#<br>
</cfoutput>
 </textarea>

But in order to do this I would recommend using this plugin

http://codeassembly.com/Simple-chained-combobox-plugin-for-jQuery/

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lulu50Author Commented:
I am not sure why there is empty spaces
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
try this
<textarea id="TxtAreaState" name="TxtAreaState" cols="20" rows="8">
<cfoutput query="DispState">
#trim(DispState.StateName)#
</cfoutput>
 </textarea>
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lulu50Author Commented:
erikTsomik

I don't have the <br> and I still have spaces
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lulu50Author Commented:
Thank you
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
thank you
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