Dynamic Dependent select box

Posted on 2014-03-03
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
I'm trying to build a test case of a dynamic dependent select box using mysql/php, ajax, jquery.   Should be streight forward but I having problems.

Here is the test page:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>

	  	<script src=""></script>
		<script src=""></script>
      	<script type="text/javascript">
                     var depth=$("#depth").val();

Depth :
        <select name="depth" id="depth">    
        include "support_db.php";
        $result=mysql_query("SELECT Category,Series,Glass_Support,Finish,Key_2 FROM Form_Content WHERE Category='Depth' and Series='CRY140-2'");
        	echo "<option value=$depth[Key_2]>$depth[Finish]</option>";
        } ?>
        Support :
        <select name="Sup_lft" id="Sup_Lft">
            <option>-select Support-</option>

**********************  support_get.php  *****************
  include "support_db.php";
  $result=mysql_query("select Display_Name,Key_3 FROM Products where Pri_Group = 'CRY140' AND Sec_Group='Lft' AND Key_2='$depth'");
echo"<option value=$Sup_lft[Key_3]>$Sup_lft[Display_Name]</option>";


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The include "support_db.php"  and mysql/php access seems to be working.  I have verified that the mysql data is in place. The first select box is functioning.  The Ajax fetch doesn't populate the second select box.   I hope someone will be able to easily point out what I have wrong.

Question by:jws2bay
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Gary earned 500 total points
ID: 39901625

should be


Notice the case

Author Comment

ID: 39901727
Don't you hate that.   I changed the id to Sup_lft and all is good.

Thanks for giving it a quick look.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39901731
Correct answer and quick

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