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Saving JQuery Sortable Results

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Using JQuery Sortable to drag and drop images on a page in the order I want them to appear.

After the user is done sorting, I want a save button that will save the results to a database.  Each li element would have an id, and it would be that id I would want to save as well as the position of that element (ie:  Position 1, 2, 3, etc..)

Any help would be appreciated.

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Question by:cartch2008
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BuggyCoder earned 500 total points
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assuming your button id is btnTest, here is the jquery to get the value of all the li elements under say a ul with id ulTest

var liData;
$('#btnTest').click(function(){
$('$ulTest li').each(function(index){
liData = liData + '{index:' + index + ';Id:' + $(this).attr('id') + ';}'
});
$.post("yoururl", { data: liData },
  function(data){
    alert("Hello");
  }, "json");

});

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Data would be in the following format:-

{index:0;Id:1;}{index:1;Id:2;} and so on
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by:cartch2008
ID: 37840513
This would work, so I'll give the points, but, I found a much easier way to do it.  Create a form, store the id's in hidden fields.  The values are submitted in the order that they are sorted in.  I didn't think they would be, that is why I was looking for a jquery solution.  But, they are!
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