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JQuery dynamic change of descriptions in dropdownlist

I have a dynamically vreated dropdownlist with some monetary ranges show like this:

0 to 500
501 to 1000
1001 to 2000
...

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I have the following code:

<option value="<%=(RS_Fee01("FeeId"))%>"><span id="currencyindicator"></span><%=(RS_Fee01("AmountFrom"))%> to <span id="currencyindicator"></span><%=(RS_Fee01("AmountTo"))%></option>

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I would like it to show the values like this:

£0 to £500
£501 to £1000
£1001 to £2000
...

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Or this:

$0 to $500
$501 to $1000
$1001 to $2000
...

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I would like to use the JQuery to set a value in the #currencyindicator span on change of currency (another dropdownlist on the same form).

As a quick and dirty test set I set a hard coded value to see if I could get the dropdownlist description updated. It didn't work!

$('#currencyid').change(function() {
	$('span#currencyindicator').text("£");
});

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Doesn't seem to be cutting it... ideas?

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
test page : http://jsfiddle.net/fvq5D/

$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#currencyid').change(function() {
        createDropdown($(this).val());
    }).change();
});
function createDropdown(currency) {
    var index = $('#mySelect').prop('selectedIndex');
    $('#mySelect').empty();
    for(var i=0;i<2000;i+=500) {
        var min = currency + (i+(i>0?1:0));
        var max = currency + (i+500);
        var str = min + ' to ' + max;
        $('#mySelect').append('<option value="' + str + '">' + str + '</option>');
    }
    if(index>=0) $('#mySelect').prop('selectedIndex', index);
}

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
leakim971 is much better at this stuff then I am and I am sure this can be improved.  

I noticed you are using asp to dynamically generate your code.  One option would be to use asp to write out your js.  If you need to write out html.  Something like below where you are writing your range in the html option data-from and data-to.  You can then access that via jquery to generate the option text.

http://jsbin.com/EyoyEFU/1/edit

<select id="currency">
       <option value="$">$</option>
     <option value="£">£</option>
  </select>  
  
  <select id="money">
  <option value="1" data-from="0" data-to="500"></option>
  <option value="2" data-from="501" data-to="1000"></option>
  <option value="3" data-from="1001" data-to="2000"></option>
  </select>

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$(function() {
var currencyindicator='$';
$('select#currency').change(function(){
  currencyindicator=$(this).val();
  $('#money option').each(function(){
     var from=$(this).attr('data-from');
      var to=$(this).attr('data-to');
    $(this).text(currencyindicator+from+'-'+currencyindicator+to);
  });
});
  $('#money option').each(function(){
     var from=$(this).attr('data-from');
      var to=$(this).attr('data-to');
    $(this).text(currencyindicator+from+'-'+currencyindicator+to);
  });
  
  
}); 
  

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
  <select id="money">
  <option value="1" data-from="0" data-to="500"></option>
  <option value="2" data-from="501" data-to="1000"></option>
  <option value="3" data=from="1001" data-to="2000"></option>
  </select>

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convert to


  <option value="<%=(RS_Fee01("FeeId"))%>" data=from="%=(RS_Fee01("AmountFrom"))%>" data-to="%=(RS_Fee01("AmountTo"))%>"></option>

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
Also, remember in your html, id's are unique, classes are not.  

In your original code you had, <span id="currencyindicator">.  Besides the fact the span does not work in the option, it would have created multiple id's.  Had that worked, you would have wanted to use a class instead of id.
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Chris StanyonCommented:
Always good to have options:

$('#currencyid').change(function() {
	var currency = $(this).val();
	
	$('#money option').each(function() {
		var values = $(this).text().split(' to ');
		$.each(values, function(i, val) {
			values[i] = currency + values[i].replace( /^\D+/g, '');	
		});
		$(this).text(values.join(' to '));
	});
});

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<select id="currencyid">
	<option value="$">Dollar</option>
	<option value="£">Pound</option>
</select>


<select id="money">
	<option value="1">0 to 500</option>
	<option value="2">501 to 1000</option>
	<option value="3">1001 to 2000</option>
</select>

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An option can't contain HTML so you can't include <spans> etc..
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Chris StanyonCommented:
Oops - Forgot the fiddle - http://jsfiddle.net/ChrisStanyon/AbSML/
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
>Always good to have options:
and a very good one at that!
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GaryCommented:
Why not just use CSS :before or am I missing something?

e.g.

li span:before{
content: "$";
}
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Chris StanyonCommented:
@Gary - the OP needs to dynamically change <options> based on another dropdown.
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GaryCommented:
Ahh thought it was a UL not a select - didn't read that properly.
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