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Problems with multiple submits (for refreshing and for inserting record)

Discussion in 'C#' started by WarpedMind, Mar 7, 2008.

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    I had this thread in another section... but I'm thinking this might be the place to ask, since I'm using asp.

    I hope someone out there can help me with this. I'll probably kick myself when I find out what I'm doing wrong... but I'm no expert, so I'll forgive myself for my ignorance.

    Here's the issue... I have a form. On the form, I have several fields that refresh the page so that other fields appear with values dependent on the values just entered. I do this by using code like:

    <select name="program" id="program" onChange="document.forms[0].submit();" >
    So, when I select a value for program, if I understand this right, the form gets submitted and basically refreshed. This works great.


    The problem is that I also have a submit button at the bottom of the form. I'm using Dreamweaver, and I've set it up so that, when I hit the submit button, it's supposed to insert a record into a database. As a result, this is what my form tag now looks like:

    <form name="form1" method="POST" action="<%=MM_editAction%>">

    When I run this... as soon as I select a value for one of my refreshing fields, this all craps out. I get the very helpful (read with sarcasm) 500 error. What I think is happening is that, before I added the submit button and submit button code, when a field was refreshed, the form was being submitted to itself... and this is how I got the refresh. However, once I added the button and code, now when I change a value in a refresh field, I think the form wants to do all the stuff that would be done when the submit button is pressed.

    So my question is... since I'm using the onChange="document.forms[0].submit();" code to refresh... how would I code the submit button so that it will do it's insert and open a new page or whatever else I want the form to do? Basically, the form is being expected to do one of two things... either refresh when a certain field value is changed, or insert data to a database and move on to the next page.

    If anyone could please help me... this is an urgent high-visibility project I am working on and I'm totally stuck.

    You can email me at TomGrow AT Gmail DOT Com

    Thanks so much!
    WarpedMind, Mar 7, 2008 IP
  2. WarpedMind

    WarpedMind Peon

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    I ended up creating another form with just a submit button... then, when clicking the button, it inserts the data from the first form. Works like a charm. Dreamweaver doesn't like it, but what the heck. :)
    WarpedMind, Mar 7, 2008 IP