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input field focus

I have the app upon clicking the button I am selecting fields add put then on the main form. That part works however when the fields are displayed the focus is only on the first drop down what makes it difficult to select a value from the second drop down. I think something has to do with focus
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erikTsomik
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jessegivyDeveloperCommented:
A little more info about what you want to accomplish?

You're aware that only one element on a page can have focus?

There is a JavaScript function where you can set the focus of an element, it's called focus(). Example: document.getElementById("elementID").focus(), where "elementID" is the id of the field you want to have focus.

Cheers,

JI
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
right but Once i select something  and i need to go a diff drop down it does not let me make a selection because because of the focus of the first element
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LZ1Commented:
Can you post a live link?
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
there is no link because I working locally. but the code is below . or may be because it is inside of the table

<table style="border:0px solid none;margin:10px;" id="270">
                                                            
                                                                  <tbody><tr id="p_16">
                                                                        <td width="4%"><img width="16" height="17" onclick="DeleteBody(16,4,270);return false;" title="Delete This Record" alt="Delete This Record" src="/includes/images/icon_delete.gif" class="delete" id="i_16"></td>
                                                                        <td width="50%"><b> tr. test</b></td>
                                                                  </tr>
                                                                  <tr id="pd_16">
                                                                        <td colspan="2">
                                                                              <div style="margin:20px;" id="test4_16">

      

      
                                          <br>
                                          <label>

                                                 <span><b> Employee of the year</b></span>
                                                 
                                                       <select  id="RD16_3" name="RD16_3">
                                                            <option value="">Please choose an option here</option>
                                                            
                                                                        <option value="1">1</option>
                                                                  
                                                                        <option value="2">2</option>
                                                                  
                                                                        <option value="3">3</option>
                                                                  
                                                      </select>
                                                      
                                                      <br>
                                          </label>
                                    
                  <label>
                        <span><b>Cell Carrier</b></span>
                        
                              <select class="validate[]" id="RD16_5" name="RD16_5">
                                    <option value="">Please choose an option here</option>
                                    
                                          <option value="1">3 River Wireless</option>
                                    
                                          <option value="2">ACS Wireless</option>
                                    
                                          <option value="3">Alltel</option>
                                    
                                          <option value="4">AT&amp;T</option>
                                    
                                          
                                    
                                          
                                    
                              </select>
                        
                  </label>
            </div>
                                                                              
                                                                        </td>
                                                                  </tr>
                                                            
                                                      </tbody></table>
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
I don't see anything that changes focus.  Just add an onchange event to the first select:

<select  id="RD16_3" name="RD16_3" onchange="document.getElementById('RD16_5').focus();">

Cd&
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