populate dynamic drop down from a csv

hello all,
i have a requirement  where a dynamic dropdown form has to be built from csv data.
for example:
Label_ID,PN,CUSTPN,SN,DC,DESC
A1234,123456,_Blank,,H1234,ALPHA
B1234,234567,876543,A1B2C3D4,J0987,_Blank
C1234,345678,,,_Blank,
D1234,456789,765432,,,BETA
E1234,567890,654321,B1C2D3E4,,GAMMA

What I am looking to do is to be able to chose A1234 from a drop down menu populated by the data under LABEL_ID. After selection, fields for PN,CUSTPN,SN,DESC would be available (appear) & populated with the associated data. any ideas how to implement this in php , ajax, or javascript.
any suggestions are appreciated,
thanks.
rishi vindyaAsked:
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leakim971Connect With a Mentor PluritechnicianCommented:
Test page : https://jsfiddle.net/a4bqsqbg/
<select id="Label_ID" name="Label_ID"><option>select something...</option></select>
<input type="text" id="PN" name="PN" />
<input type="text" id="CUSTPN" name="CUSTPN" />

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We get the CSV with Ajax here :
var x = new XMLHttpRequest();
x.open("GET", "/path/to/your/csv", true);
x.onreadystatechange = function() {
    if(x.readyState === 4) {
        if(x.status === 200 || x.status == 0) {
          var csv = x.responseText;
          var rows = csv.split(/\n/);
          for(var i=1;i<rows.length;i++) {
            var row = rows[i];
            var columns = row.split(","); // , is the separator
            var o = new Option(columns[0],columns[0]);
            o.dataset.pn = columns[1];
            o.dataset.custpn = columns[2];
            document.getElementById("Label_ID").appendChild(o);
          }
          document.getElementById("Label_ID").onchange = function() {
            var pn = this.options[this.selectedIndex].dataset.pn;
            var custpn = this.options[this.selectedIndex].dataset.custpn;
            document.getElementById("PN").value = pn;
            document.getElementById("CUSTPN").value = custpn;
          }

        }
    }
}
x.send(null);

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Julian HansenCommented:
First the PHP bit.
<?php
$file = fopen('t1829.csv', 'rt');

$headers = fgetcsv($file);
$search = isset($_GET['search']) ? $_GET['search'] : false;
$result = false;
if ($search) {
  while($row = fgetcsv($file)) {
    if ($row[0] == $search) {
    $result = new stdClass;
        foreach($row as $i => $r) {
      $result->{$headers[$i]} = $r;
    }
    break;
    }
  }
}
die(json_encode($result));

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Adjust $file to be where your CSV file is and then test the php script with the following url
http://server/getData.php?search=A1234
You should get something like this back
{"Label_ID":"A1234","PN":"123456","CUSTPN":"_Blank","SN":"","DC":"H1234","DESC":"ALPHA"}

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Nearly there - just need to define the select and the ajax

HTML
<form>
<select name="search">
  <option value="">-- SELECT ONE -- </option>
  <option value="A1234">A1234</option>
  <option value="B1234">B1234</option>
  <option value="C1234">C1234</option>
  <option value="D1234">D1234</option>
  <option value="E1234">E1234</option>
</select>
PN <input type="text" name="PN" id="PN" /><br/>
CUSTPN <input type="text" name="CUSTPN" id="CUSTPN" /><br/>
SN <input type="text" name="SN" id="SN" /><br/>
DC <input type="text" name="DC" id="DC" /><br/>
DESC <input type="text" name="DEsC" id="DESC" />
</form>

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Rudimentary but gets the job done.

Finally the AJAX
<script>
$(function() {
  // BIND TO THE onchange
  $('#LABEL_ID').change(function() {
    // MAKE THE AJAX CALL
    $.ajax({
      url: 'getData.php',
      data: {
        search: $(this).val()
      },
      type: 'GET',
      dataType: 'JSON'
    }).done(function(resp) {
      if (resp) {
        // SET THE DATA
        for(var i in resp) {
          $('#' + i).val(resp[i]);
        }
      }
    });
  });
});
</script>

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Working sample here

EDIT
Note in the done() callback we loop over the returned object and use its keys to identify the controls we want to set. In this way you can add / rename fields in your CSV and as long as you have an input with the same ID as the Fieldname - this code will set it.
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rishi vindyaAuthor Commented:
thanks guys you were saviors..
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