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Posted on 2012-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-12

I have a page like this,
- the top part is
a form containing serveral textboxes and dropdown lists as filter + a button called "Filter". this button when click will call function to query database

- the second part is
      a table to display retrieved records, plus a input column for user to enter comment on each row.
 a button called "save" to save comment if there is any.

the retrieved records could be many. my question is when user work on entering comment on record which is close to the page bottom, how can the page go back to the modified record after the page reload due to button "save" click.

Please provide code example in detail since I am new.
Thanks much.
Question by:e126319
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Expert Comment

ID: 38384470
Give each record a unique id.  then on the server when you go back to the page add #and the id to the end of the page url.


Author Comment

ID: 38386906
Thanks for the reply, I have a javascript function to catch which cmnt field is clicked, and assigned it to a hidden field. could you provide a detailed steps how to use it, a code example?
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COBOLdinosaur earned 750 total points
ID: 38387880
Okay if the var contains the id then you just append it to the url:

If the page you are sending back is http://mypage.html and the id of the comment was comment1 then the url going back should be would be http://mypage.html#comment1

I am not a cf expert so the best I can do as far as code is give you the PHP I use for such things:

$url='http:/'. $_SERVER[REQUEST_URI] . $hash;
header("Location: $url");

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Expert Comment

ID: 38387976
(no points, COBOL already answered your question ...)

Are you posting the form to the same page or to a separate action page?

Author Comment

ID: 38391130
save button will save data and refresh the current page. I have a hidden field to keep the clicked field name,  here is what I have
<cfform name="form_Process" method="post" action="index.cfm?page=processWork&###Form.pos#"
pos is the hidden field name, and its value is the clicked field name. when run, I got error "pos is not defined in Form..." how do I reference form field in action property?
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Accepted Solution

_agx_ earned 750 total points
ID: 38391482
form variables don't exist until after the form is submitted. You must use javascript to get the position before it's submitted.  You can also use it to change the action of a form:

                var someForm = document.getElementById('idOfForm');
                someForm.action = 'newurlhere.cfm.....'; // changes the action
                someForm.submit(); // submits a form

Or you could use jquery/javascript to scroll to the element when the page loads


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