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  1. #1
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    Link prompted by dependant drop down

    I have a form that has several dependant drop down boxes and copies all of the selections to a text box so you can paste the results to another location. I am using this in training to simulate the selections they will make in the actual system.

    I would like for the last selection to be a link instead of another drop-down box so that I can direct them to more information (a step by step) based on their selections.

    I am including a scaled down version of my code below. It actually has 8 possible selections for code 1 and 83 for code 6.

    I have looked at http://www.outfront.net/tutorials_02/faq.htm#DropDown but am not sure how to adapt it to work with the dependant boxes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var arrItems1 = new Array();
    var arrItemsGrp1 = new Array();
    arrItems1[1] = "Selection 1";
    arrItemsGrp1[1] = 1
    var arrItems2 = new Array();
    var arrItemsGrp2 = new Array();
    arrItems2[12] = "Selection 1";
    arrItemsGrp2[12] = 1
    var arrItems3 = new Array();
    var arrItemsGrp3 = new Array();
    arrItems3[42] = "Selection 1";
    arrItemsGrp3[42] = 12
    var arrItems4 = new Array();
    var arrItemsGrp4 = new Array();
    arrItems4[133] = "Selection 1";
    arrItemsGrp4[133] = 42
    var arrItems5 = new Array();
    var arrItemsGrp5 = new Array();
    arrItems5[244] = "Selection 1";
    arrItemsGrp5[244] = 133
    var arrItems6 = new Array();
    var arrItemsGrp6 = new Array();
    arrItems6[500] = "http";
    arrItemsGrp6[500] = 244
    function selectChange(control,nu){
    var frm=control.form;
    var sel=frm['Choice'+nu];
    var iary=window['arrItems'+nu];
    var gary=window['arrItemsGrp'+nu];
    var cnt=1;
    while (frm['Choice'+cnt]){
    if (cnt>=nu){
    while (frm['Choice'+cnt].firstChild){
    var myEle=document.createElement("option");
    myEle.appendChild(document.createTextNode("[SELECT ONE]"));
    for (var x = 0 ; x < iary.length ; x++ ) {
    if ( gary[x]==control.value ) {
    myEle = document.createElement("option");
    // -->
    <script language='Javascript'>
    function doact(d)
    var doc = eval("document.form."+d);
    cp = doc.createTextRange();
    function FP_popUpMsg(msg) {//v1.0
    <script language='Javascript'>
    function listChoices() {
    var textStr='';
    var aSel=document.getElementsByTagName('select');
    for(var i=0; i<aSel.length; i++) {
        if(aSel.length>1) {
            textStr+=aSel.name+": "+aSel[aSel.selectedIndex].text+",";
    <form name=form>
    <div align="center">
    <table border="2" width="790" id="table1" bordercolor="#64367C">
    <td width="778" align="left" colspan="2">
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif"> Choice 1:<font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif">
    <select id="Choice0" name="Choice0" onchange="listChoices(); selectChange(this, 1);">
    <option value="0" selected>[SELECT]</option>
    <option value="1">Selection 1</option>
    <td width="220" align="center" onclick="FP_popUpMsg('More Info')">
    <font face="MS Sans Serif" size="2" color="#FF0000">*</font><font face="MS Sans Serif" size="2" color="#0000FF">
    Tell me more</u></font></td>
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif">    Code 2: 
    <select id="secondChoice" name="Choice1" onchange="listChoices(); selectChange(this, 2); "></select></font></td>
    <td width="220" align="center" rowspan="5">
    <TEXTAREA name="text1" cols="24" rows="5">
    Selections will populate here.
    </TEXTAREA><input onclick="doact('text1')" type="button" value="Copy">
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif">    Code 3: 
    <select id="thirdChoice" name="Choice2" onchange="listChoices(); selectChange(this, 3);"></select></font></td>
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif">    Code 4: 
    <select id="fourthChoice" name="Choice3" onchange="listChoices(); selectChange(this, 4);"></select></font></td>
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <font face="MS Sans Serif" size="2">    Code 5: </font> <font size="3" face="Courier">
    <select id="fifthChoice" name="Choice4" onchange="listChoices(); selectChange(this, 5);" size="1"></select></font></td>
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <p><font face="MS Sans Serif" size="2">    Code 6: </font>
    <font size="3" face="Courier">
    <select id="sixthChoice" name="Choice5" onChange="listChoices(); selectChange(this, 6); alert('Reminder') " size="1"></select>
    <td width="552" align="left">
    <font face="MS Sans Serif" size="2">          Link: </font> <font size="3" face="Courier">
    <select id="seventhChoice" name="Choice6"></select></font></td>
    <td width="220" align="center">
    <font size="2" face="MS Sans Serif">
    <a target="_blank" href="reference.htm">Show the Full Spreadsheet</a></a></font></td>

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    So then why is the last choice a <select> instead of an <input type=button> or, simpler, <input type=submit>????
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