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Posted on 2011-09-23
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How do I set my [08]Subject equal to the value selected in [08]Logtypeid when the submit button is push in this page?
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<!-- start right frame -->
<head>
<title>~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.new_log_entry]</title>
~[wc:commonscripts]
<link href="/images/css/screen.css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen">
<link href="/images/css/print.css" rel="stylesheet" media="print">~[x:logtypejs]
</head>

<body>

<form action="/admin/changesrecorded.white.html" method="POST">
~[wc:admin_header_frame_css]<!-- breadcrumb start --><a href="/admin/home.html" target="_top">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.start_page]</a> &gt; <a href="home.html?selectstudent=nosearch" target="_top">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.student_selection]</a> &gt; <a href="/admin/students/log.html?frn=~(studentfrn)">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.log_entries]</a> &gt;~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.new_log_entry1]<!-- breadcrumb end -->~[wc:admin_navigation_frame_css]

~[wc:title_student_begin_css]~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.new_log_entry2]~[wc:title_student_end_css]

<!-- start of content and bounding box -->
<div class="box-round">

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4">
<tr bgcolor="#f6f6f6">
<td colspan="2" class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.general_log_information]</td>
</tr>
<tr bgcolor="#edf3fe">
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.student]</td>
<td>~(studentname)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.date_amp_time]</td>
<td><input type="text" name="[08]entry_date" value="~[short.date]" size="12" onChange="checkDates('~(JSFieldParam;[08]entry_date)');"><input type="text" name="[08]entry_time" value="~[time]" size="8"></td>
</tr>
<tr bgcolor="#edf3fe">
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.author]</td>
<td><input type="text" name="[08]entry_author" value="~[x:username]" size="26"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.log_type]</td>
<td><select name="[08]logtypeid" special="lists.logtype" onchange="setMenu(this)"><option></select></td>
</tr>
<tr bgcolor="#edf3fe">
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.subtype_optional_for_discipline]</td>
<td>~[x:subtype]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.consequence_optional_for_discipline]</td>
<td><select name="[08]consequence" special="lists.consequence"><option></select></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.subject]</td>
<td><input type="text" name="[08]Subject"></td>
</tr>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="bold">~[text:psx.html.admin_students.newlogentry.log_entry_text]</td>
<td><textarea name="[08]entry" rows="6" cols="40"></textarea></td>
</tr>

<br>

<div class="button-row"><input type="hidden" name="ac" value="prim"><input type="hidden" name="[08]subtype" value=" "><input type="hidden" name="[08]studentid" value="~(curstudid)">~[submitbutton]</div>
</div>
<br>
<!-- end of content of bounding box -->

~[wc:admin_footer_frame_css]
</form>

</body>
</html><!-- end right frame -->

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Since your 'action' page is an HTML page, you can't.  HTML is strictly a page description language, you can't use it for programming, not even variable substitution.  You need some kind of server side language like ASP or PHP to process your POST data and write a new page.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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<form action="/admin/changesrecorded.white.html" method="POST"
onsubmit="this.elements['[08]Subject'].value=this.elements['[08]Logtypeid'].value">
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by:TAS-IT
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Hi DaveBalwin,
What about using JavaScript?

Hi mplungian.
I tried the code, but no luck
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by:Michel Plungjan
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What does "no luck" mean. Errors or missing value?
If we understood what you need to do we could help better. If you are doing what I THINK you are, then my code should work.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You could use javascript to change a value.  What will you do with it then?
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Ps: Dave is correct by the way you cannot POST to HTML. Change to get and look at the querystring. I missed the POST
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by:TAS-IT
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Hi mplungian,
attached is the new code with the code you suggested.  That is the only part that changed from the original posting.  After I inserted the code, when I created a test entry, the value did not copy to [08]subject
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by:TAS-IT
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the value for [08]subject was blank
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by:Michel Plungjan
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1: change to get

<form action="/admin/changesrecorded.white.html" method="GET"
onsubmit="this.elements['[08]Subject'].value=this.elements['[08]Logtypeid'].value">

2: in /admin/changesrecorded.white.html add
<script>
alert(location.search)
</script>

and see you should have the value of [08]subject equal to 08]Logtypeid
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by:TAS-IT
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This is the text box that shows up after I click the submit button.
----
?ac=prim&UF-008013-1=C&UF-008002-1=2623&btnSubmit=&UF-008005-1=09%2F27%2F2011&UF-008006-1=07%3A06+AM&UF-008004-1=Liu%2C+Cong&UF-008012-1=1951&subtype=C&UF-008014-1=Lunch+Detention&UF-008009-1=testing+code+again
----

The [08]Subject is still blank
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by:Michel Plungjan
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I do not even see [08]studentid

Are we talking about the same form here???

can you give a URL?
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by:TAS-IT
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The student ID is passing correctly, its passed as a hidden field i believe.  If you look at the code.  On line 62, it reference the studentID.

I am not able to give you the URL as it requires an login credentials to view the data.  I understand this is difficult to solve without see the page so if there are no more suggestions to this, i am going to close the questions and issue out the points.

thanks for all the help and suggestions.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Where in the QUERYSTRING you posted are the fields you show in your form???
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Michel Plungjan earned 500 total points
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After I
1: change POST to GET
2: add my script
3: change LogTypeid to logtypeid - javascript is case sensitive
4: add options to your dropdown, I get

[08]entry_date=~[short.date]&[08]entry_time=~[time]&[08]entry_author=~[x:username]&[08]logtypeid=This+is+the+first+value+of+logtypeid&[08]consequence=&[08]Subject=This+is+the+first+value+of+logtypeid&[08]entry=&ac=prim&[08]subtype=+&[08]studentid=~(curstudid)


<form...  method="GET" onsubmit="this.elements['[08]Subject'].value=this.elements['[08]logtypeid'].value">
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