Solved

jquery using csv to produce list with unique href per item

Posted on 2012-12-23
6
340 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-28
Hi,
I'm trying to adapt a code snippet I had gotten from here.

What I need to achieve is to produce a ul list with data in each li item and a unique href for each item using csv data on the site.

Here's what I have
<section class="tag"><strong>TAGGED IN: </strong><ul><span>item1,nextItems2,anotherItems3</span></ul>


Here's what need to be produced
<section class="tag">
<strong>TAGGED IN: </strong>
<ul>
<li><a href="SameDomainURL/search-results.html?item1">item1</a></li>
<li><a href="SameDomainURL/search-results.html?nextItems2">nextItems2</a></li>
<li><a href="SameDomainURL/search-results.html?anotherItems3">anotherItems3</a></li>
</ul>

Here's the code I've tried to append but doesn't quite work:
$('.tag span').each(function(){
	var currentList = $(this);
	var itemsArray = currentList.text().split(",");
	//Loop through the array and add a li a href element
	$.each(itemsArray , function(index, value) { 
		var newLI = $("<li>").html($("<a>").html(value).attr('href', '/site-search-results.html?category=').html(value));
		currentList.append(newLI);
	});
});

Open in new window


What it isn't doing but I need it to is:
1. strip the original csv data just leaving the formatted data.
2. Add the item value as unique value per item to the url href after the ?

Help appreciated...Christmas is nearly here! and I need to finish!
Regards
Lee
0
Comment
Question by:boxhedge
  • 5
6 Comments
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 38716633
Have a look at this project http://code.google.com/p/jquery-csv/
0
 

Author Comment

by:boxhedge
ID: 38716707
Thanks but not what I'm after.
Just need this one use and the specific requirements of what I have explained.
If padas or anyone else can be of more help it would be appreciated,
Regards
Lee
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
boxhedge earned 0 total points
ID: 38716889
Sorted it. Slightly different approach

	var propCatList = $('.tag ul').text();
	itemsArray = propCatList.split(",");
	$('.tag ul').html('');
	$('.tag ul').append('');
	$.each(itemsArray , function(index, value) { 
	$('.tag ul').append('<li><a href="/site-search-results.html?category='+ value +'"><span>' + value + '</span></a></li>');
	});

Open in new window

0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:boxhedge
ID: 38716891
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for boxhedge's comment #a38716889

for the following reason:

Because it is and expert posted generic answer without really thinking it through. Once an expert posts a single comment it greatly reduces chance of someone elses involvement
0
 

Author Comment

by:boxhedge
ID: 38716892
Because I provided the solution and expert posted generic answer without really thinking it through. Once an expert posts a single comment it greatly reduces chance of someone elses involvement particularly in my short timescale.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:boxhedge
ID: 38726420
Because I provided the solution and expert posted generic answer without really thinking it through. Once an expert posts a single comment it greatly reduces chance of someone elses involvement particularly in my short timescale.
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
Boost your ability to deliver ambitious and competitive web apps by choosing the right JavaScript framework to best suit your project’s needs.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style a corner ribbon overlay for an image using CSS Create a new class by typing ".Ribbon":  Define the class' "display:" as "inline-block": Define its "position:" as "relative": Define its "overflow:" as …
The viewer will learn the benefit of using external CSS files and the relationship between class and ID selectors. Create your external css file by saving it as style.css then set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your prop…

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question