Fill form-field in 1 form with the value of a form-field in another form.

Posted on 2012-08-15
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Last Modified: 2012-08-16

I'm trying to fill a form-field in 1 form with the value of a form-field in another form.

This is not working for form-fields that are not in the same form, i think.

$("#mainmenu").change( function() {

mainmenu = i n form 1 / mainvalue = in form 2

How can i get it working?
Question by:peps03
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by:Julian Hansen
ID: 38298006
Works for me
<!doctype html>
<title>EE Test</title>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
	$('#mainmenu').change(function() {
	Form 1<input type="text" id="mainmenu" />
	Form 2<input type="text" id="mainvalue" />

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Author Comment

ID: 38298542
Oke, thanks
but it doesn't work here..

Does it matter that #mainmenu is a select input
and #mainvalue is a hidden input? i guess not..

i can't figure out why it wouldn't work.

Does it matter that there is also an ajax call done in the same change function?
Creating another change function also didn't help

BTW, moving the hidden field to the other form also didn't help the problem.. so that's not it.
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Accepted Solution

sonawanekiran earned 2000 total points
ID: 38299155
Look at this test page: http://jsfiddle.net/gZnKv/3/
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Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 38299521
Ok two things

1. Did you try the posted code - did that work or not?
2. Can you post more of your code or give a link to a page because there is obviously something on your side that has not been described here which is making your solution fail.

The code I posted works - so if you are using the same logic we need to see more of the code to see why it is not working for you.

I assume javascript is enabled on the browser ??

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38299851
Thanks for the help!

This now works. Maybe i had a typo.

Thanks a million!

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