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Select ALL items on form element list on load

Posted on 2013-12-13
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I have the following 'list' in my form, I want all items in the list to be selected when the page loads.

<select name="countryDDM" size="5" multiple class="bodytext" id="countryDDM">
     <% 
while (!Country.EOF) {
%>
     <option value="<%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%>"><%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%></option>
     <%
  Country.MoveNext();
}
if (Country.CursorType > 0) {
  if (!Country.BOF) Country.MoveFirst();
} else {
  Country.Requery();
}
%>
   </select>

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How can I do this ?  

Maybe a javascript ?

I am using classic ASP / javascript
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Question by:amucinobluedot
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by:Big Monty
ID: 39716935
simple, just apply the "selected" attribute:

<select name="countryDDM" size="5" multiple class="bodytext" id="countryDDM">
     <% 
while (!Country.EOF) {
%>
     <option value="<%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%> selected="selected""><%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%></option>
     <%
  Country.MoveNext();
}
if (Country.CursorType > 0) {
  if (!Country.BOF) Country.MoveFirst();
} else {
  Country.Requery();
}
%>
   </select>

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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 39716947
Use :
<select name="countryDDM" size="5" multiple class="bodytext" id="countryDDM">
     <% 
while (!Country.EOF) {
%>
     <option selected="selected" value="<%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%>"><%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%></option>
     <%
  Country.MoveNext();
}
if (Country.CursorType > 0) {
  if (!Country.BOF) Country.MoveFirst();
} else {
  Country.Requery();
}
%>
   </select>

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Or just :
<select name="countryDDM" size="5" multiple class="bodytext" id="countryDDM">
     <% 
while (!Country.EOF) {
%>
     <option selected value="<%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%>"><%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%></option>
     <%
  Country.MoveNext();
}
if (Country.CursorType > 0) {
  if (!Country.BOF) Country.MoveFirst();
} else {
  Country.Requery();
}
%>
   </select>

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Expert Comment

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39716957
You are mixing up js and asp/vb.  Your serverside code (asp/vb) runs before the page even loads,on the server.  Your js/jquery runs after the page loads, on the client browser.  The two do not meet unless you are using asp's jscript.  Stick with vb for your asp code and js keep at the client level.

You want to end up with
 <select multiple>
  <option value="United States" selected>United States</option>
  <option value="Candada" selected>Canada</option>
  <option value="Mexico" selected>Mexico</option>
  
</select>

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<select multiple>
<% do until Country.eof%>
  <option value="<%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%>" selected><%=(Country.Fields.Item("country").Value)%></option>
<%
Country.movenext
loop
%>
  
</select>

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It would be faster to use getrows and place the data for your country table in an array but that is for another time.
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by:amucinobluedot
ID: 39716987
First on the list didnt work, the last option did, thanks !
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