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I have a gridview with 8 or 9 rows.  Each row has a dropdown and a link button.  I need to validate that the user selected something in the dropdown they clicked on.

Does anyone have a JavaScript that will validate a dropdown located inside a gridview.

The examples that I have found require a value to be in all dropdowns and I only require a value to be in the dropdown that was clicked.

I think I need to pass the function the row that was clicked.  

Can someone help me with this.  I am not sure how to trap the row number the user is on.

Thanks.
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Question by:sherbug1015
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by:Alan Warren
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Possibly something like this:
<%@ Page Language="VB" title="MyGridview"%>

<!DOCTYPE html>

<script runat="server">

    Protected Sub DropDownList1_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
        If sender.SelectedItem.ToString = "" Then
            ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Me.GetType(), "Required Field", "alert('Please select an item from the list.');", True)
        End If
    End Sub
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>

        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" AutoGenerateColumns="False">
            <Columns>
                <asp:BoundField DataField="ID" HeaderText="ID" ReadOnly="True" SortExpression="ID" />
                <asp:TemplateField>
                    <ItemTemplate>
                   <asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" AutoPostBack="true" OnSelectedIndexChanged="DropDownList1_SelectedIndexChanged">
                        <asp:ListItem></asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="1">Choice 1</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="2">Choice 2</asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:DropDownList>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                </asp:TemplateField>

            </Columns>
        </asp:GridView>
        <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:cnYourConnection %>" SelectCommand="select 1 as ID union all select 2 as ID"></asp:SqlDataSource>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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by:Obadiah Christopher
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What if he clicked by mistake and doesn't want to select a value?
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Worked perfect.  Thanks for the link
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