how to get html textbox values into javascript variables

Posted on 2012-08-22
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Last Modified: 2012-08-22
I am not sure what I am doing wrong here, but I have a super simple HTML page that has txt boxes for first name and last name. I would like to get the text in those text boxes and put that into a javascript variable. My end goal would be to write this data to a SQL server database table. However for now, I would like to just figure out how to "alert" the variables after they have been populated. My code is below:

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    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>Data Entry</title>

    <script type="text/javascript">
        function getTextValues()
    var fname = document.getElementById('txtFname').value;
    var lname = document.getElementById('txtLname').value;


    First name:<input value="" type="text" id="txtFname" name="firstname" />
    Last name:<input value="" type="text" id="txtLname" name="lastname" />
        <button onclick="getTextValues()">CLICK ME</button>

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Question by:sqlagent007
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Gary earned 2000 total points
ID: 38322380
Working fine here on IE9 and Firefox and Chrome
Is that really all the code on the page.

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ID: 38322458
Apparently I had to allow the "blocked content".

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