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form_dropdown() in codeigniter

Hi, I am a complete novice to codeigniter and  have no idea how to handle this

I have a query in my controller:

 
  	// dropdown list  
		  $this->data['main_level'] = $this->menu->main_level();
		  $this->load->view('menu',$this->data);

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  in my view I am definining a form:
 <?php echo form_open(); ?>

<table class="table">
	<tr>
		<td>Parent</td>
			<td><?php echo form_dropdown('parent_id', $main_level, ' '); ?> </td>
	</tr>
	
</table>


<?php echo form_close();?>

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now, upon selection I want to run another query and display the result under the dropdown ?. How to do it ?
Also can I have blank in the third parameter for the dropdown indicating that upon loading
nothing was selected ?
  $this->data['main_level'] = $this->menu_model->main_level();

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sniger
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sniger
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mcnuteCommented:
Ajax is your way to do it. Jquery implement very good ajax methods.

In your ajax request you specify the controller which sends back the list options based on a parameter you gaven in the ajax call like so:

$.ajax({
									url: 'your/controller',
									data: 'option=1',
									success: function(data) {
										//insert the results in the sepcified select list.
									}
								});

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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
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