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Classic ASP read selected option value

Posted on 2014-01-20
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Last Modified: 2014-01-26
The below code always returns the first option value, but I need it to return the selected value.
What am I missing.
This runs in a classic asp page.

set html = CreateObject("htmlfile")
                  html.write InstanceXMLFetchA_R.selectsinglenode("//scrunner[@SeqNo='1']/srcontent").textset termdetail = html.getElementById("termDetail")

 'html is some html content like this
<SELECT class=dtMM><OPTION value=1>1</OPTION><OPTION value=2>2</OPTION><OPTION value=3>3</OPTION><OPTION selected value=4>4</OPTION><OPTION value=5>5</OPTION><OPTION value=6>6</OPTION><OPTION value=7>7</OPTION><OPTION value=8>8</OPTION><OPTION value=9>9</OPTION><OPTION value=10>10</OPTION><OPTION value=11>11</OPTION><OPTION value=12>12</OPTION></SELECT> <SELECT class=dtDD><OPTION value=1>1</OPTION><OPTION value=2>2</OPTION><OPTION value=3>3</OPTION><OPTION value=4>4</OPTION><OPTION value=5>5</OPTION><OPTION value=6>6</OPTION><OPTION value=7>7</OPTION><OPTION value=8>8</OPTION><OPTION value=9>9</OPTION><OPTION value=10>10</OPTION><OPTION value=11>11</OPTION><OPTION value=12>12</OPTION><OPTION value=13>13</OPTION><OPTION value=14>14</OPTION><OPTION value=15>15</OPTION><OPTION value=16>16</OPTION><OPTION value=17>17</OPTION><OPTION value=18>18</OPTION><OPTION value=19>19</OPTION><OPTION value=20>20</OPTION><OPTION value=21>21</OPTION><OPTION value=22>22</OPTION><OPTION value=23>23</OPTION><OPTION selected value=24>24</OPTION><OPTION value=25>25</OPTION><OPTION value=26>26</OPTION><OPTION value=27>27</OPTION><OPTION value=28>28</OPTION><OPTION value=29>29</OPTION><OPTION value=30>30</OPTION><OPTION value=31>31</OPTION></SELECT> <SELECT class=dtYYYY><OPTION selected value=2013>2013</OPTION><OPTION value=2014>2014</OPTION></SELECT></TD>

Question by:KeithMcElroy
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by:Big Monty
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what is this line supposed to do?


which item do you want to be selected?

Author Comment

ID: 39794934
I just need to retreive the selected option into a local variable, so end game will be something like.

dim selval
selval = termdetail.getElementsByTagName("tr")(0).getElementsByTagName("td")(1).getElementsByTagName("select")(0).getElementsByTagName("option")(selectedIndex).value
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Big Monty earned 2000 total points
ID: 39794950
do you have the option to give the select box an ID or NAME attribute? if so, you would do:

var selVal = document.getElementById('selectBoxID').options[ document.getElementById('selectBoxID').selectedIndex ].value;

when you say "local variable", I assume you meant after the user selected an item. You would need to use javascript to retrieve it, which I provided an example for

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