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I am trying to create a dynamic linked list box. I have a asp page which has a form with various text boxes etc. In the form I have a list box which contains details of room numbers, on selection of a room another list box should appear with all the computers located in the room chosen by the user. Is there anyone who can help me with this or point me in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Please see this thread for details on how to "postback" with list/select boxes.

One addition to the above is that you'll need to make sure you preserve all the values in the form inputs. Post again if you're not sure how to do this.

If you need further help with the database aspect of this, please post again.

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If you don't mind reloading the page after the first box has been selected from then this is simple.

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You can do this by having two forms on the same page (page1), each one having a dropdown menu. The first form would post back to the same page it's on (page1). You then request the value of Dropdown1 upon entering the page ( e.g. Dropdown1 = request("Dropdown1") ). Now you have the criteria that you need for the second dropdown. Your second form would then post to whatever results page you have (page2).

If you do not want to reload the page in mid-stream, you can do this with an array, but it's a little more complicated and would require JavaScript, which, of course, has nothing to do with this thread. I'm sure you could find it somewhere on this site.


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