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Is there a way to have two submit buttons in the same form and depending on which one is clicked submit the form to a different path ?

Example:

Button A
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-white" >Save changes</button>

Button B
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-white" >Unlink</button>

Form
<form name="form1" action="page here" method="POST" class="form-horizontal" id="form1">

If the first button is clicked then form should submit to 'pageA'

<form name="form1" action="pageA.asp?id=<%=(rs_case.Fields.Item("Id").Value)%>" method="POST" class="form-horizontal" id="form1">
If button B is clicked then form should be submitted to 'pageB'

<form name="form1" action="pageB.asp?id=<%=(rs_case.Fields.Item("Id").Value)%>" method="POST" class="form-horizontal" id="form1">

How can I do this ?
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Question by:Aleks
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by:Camillia
ID: 41759437
I think you can do this in Javascript/jQuery. Wire up the button to click even in Javascript and redirect to the appropriate page. Then you won't need 2 forms on the page.
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by:Aleks
ID: 41759482
Sure. I will wait for some javascript master to help out here  :)
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by:Camillia
ID: 41759514
Sorry, I thought you know JS/jQuery. Is this asp.net? web forms or MVC?
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by:Aleks
ID: 41759524
I am using classic ASP. unfortunately I have limited knowledge of JS/Jquery
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by:James Bilous
James Bilous earned 500 total points
ID: 41759527
Create a function that takes the form data and the post url and does an ajax post to the action url.

function submitForm(formData, action)
{
  $.ajax({
      type   :   'POST',
      url      :   action,
      data   :   formData
   });
}

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Then just create two submit button handlers that call this function with the appropriate action:

$('#buttonA').click(function(e) {
   submitForm($('#myForm').serialize(), 'pageA.asp');
   e.preventDefault();
});

$('#buttonB').click(function(e) {
   submitForm($('#myForm').serialize(), 'pageB.asp');
   e.preventDefault();
});

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by:Aleks
ID: 41759530
Thanks Ill try this as soon as I get home.
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by:hielo
hielo earned 500 total points
ID: 41759653
You need to be careful not to lose the querystring info in the action attribute.  Try:
<!-- notice that the page is initially substituted with a # symbol -->
<form name="form1" action="#?id=<%=(rs_case.Fields.Item("Id").Value)%>" method="POST" class="form-horizontal" id="form1">

// now use js to replace the '#' with the appropriate page
$('button[type=submit]').on('click',function(){

  var theForm = this.form;
  if( this.innerHTML=='Save changes')
  {
     theForm.action = theForm.action.replace('#','pageA.asp');
  }
  else
  {
     theForm.action = theForm.action.replace('#','pageB.asp');  
  }
});

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Snarf0001 earned 1000 total points
ID: 41759709
If you don't have to support older browsers you can just use the formaction attribute:

Button A
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-white" formaction="pageA.asp">Save changes</button> 

Button B
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-white" formaction="pageB.asp">Unlink</button> 

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That won't work on ie9 and below though.
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Author Comment

by:Aleks
ID: 41759748
Ok, what action should I have in the form then ?  none ?
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Author Comment

by:Aleks
ID: 41759749
Formaction seems to work fine. what old browsers would not work ?
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Author Comment

by:Aleks
ID: 41759757
one more thing. how can I add this function that was in the form now on button B ?

onSubmit="return oneCheckboxChecked(form3)"

onClick ?
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Expert Comment

by:James Bilous
ID: 41759766
in the function that handles the click event of the form buttons just call your function before submitting the form using ajax.
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Expert Comment

by:Snarf0001
ID: 41759770
IE10 works, just anything below that.
Any other browser supported it a long time ago (FF, Chrome, Safari...)
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Author Comment

by:Aleks
ID: 41759908
OK, that is a different matter Ill open a ticket for that separate issue, thanks for the help submitting form to two different pages.
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Author Closing Comment

by:Aleks
ID: 41759911
I used the simplest ones, my users have ie10 or up. Also seems to work fine on Firefox and Chrome
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