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How do you take a "hard coded" jquery function and turn it "dynamic"

Posted on 2013-12-13
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Hi,

I have a "hard coded" function that works great but I need it to work dynamically since it is dependent on records in a database.

This is what I have so far (thanks to Alexcode) :

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function () {
    $("#toggle_all_dates").on('click', function () {
        var $this = $(this);
        
        if($this.hasClass('showAll')){
            $('#dates_list li div.moredates')
                .not(':visible')
                .prev()
                .each(function(idx,item){ toggleDate(item); });
        }else{
            $('#dates_list li div.moredates:visible')
                .prev()
                .each(function(idx,item){ toggleDate(item); });
        }
        
        $this.toggleClass('showAll');
        $(this).html($(this).text() == 'Hide all dates' ? 'Show all dates' : 'Hide all dates');
    });    
    
    $("#dates_list li a").on('click', function () {
        toggleDate(this);
    });
    
    function toggleDate(elem){
        var $elem = $(elem);
        $elem.next().slideToggle();
        $elem.html($elem.text() == '[-] Dates' ? '[+] Dates' : '[-] Dates');
    }
})

</script>



<style>
ul#dates_list{
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
}
ul#dates_list a{
    cursor: pointer;
}
ul#dates_list div.moredates {
    display: none;
} 
</style>
</head>

<body>

<a id="toggle_all_dates" class="moredates showAll">Show all dates</a>

<ul id="dates_list">
    <li>
        <a id="moredates_1">[+]Dates</a>
        <div class="moredates" data-collapsed="true">More dates one...</div> 
    </li>
    <li>
        <a id="moredates_2">[+]Dates</a>
        <div class="moredates" data-collapsed="true">More dates two...</div> 
    </li>
    <li>
        <a id="moredates_3">[+]Dates</a>
        <div class="moredates" data-collapsed="true">More dates three...</div>
    </li>
</ul> 
</body>
</html>

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Is there a way to so make the 3 id's ( "moredates_1" , "moredates_2" and "moredates_3" have a "dynamic name" so that they would be generated based on a condition from a database.

Thanks!
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
question: why do want to assign IDs to these elements?
From the code I see, the id of the element is used nowhere - hence I think you even can ommit the id (but just if there is not more code you have not yet posted).

KR
Rainer
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by:smfmetro10
ID: 39717638
Wow!
 You're right!!
 Is it possible to change the code to work with <td> instead of ul's?

I did a quick swap but didn't seem to get it to work :)
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by:smfmetro10
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Thanks for "eye" Sometimes I'm too close to the barn to see what color I'm painting it :)
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