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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:21 AM
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I have a control on me screen of type <FILE>. I want to set some value to that object from the database. I tried the following code using html.


<html >
<head>
<script type="text/javascript">
function fun()
{
document.getElementById('j').value="hi"
alert(document.getElementById('j').value);
}
</script>
</head>

<body>
<input type="file" value="hello" id="j" />
<input type="button" onclick="alert(document.getElementById('j').value) ;"
<input type="button" onclick="fun();"
</body>
</html>
but none of the above showed proper values for alert. it was showing null.

If I'm entering some values into the file field manalyy then proper alert is coming.
If I change the file type to text, then it is setting the value in the textfield with the value in the value attribute.

So my question is how to I set the value into the <FILE> type through the code implicitly.

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Hi there,

AFAIK, this can't be done. And I am glad you can't.... ;)

Check out my post in this thread: http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13884 to see what I mean....

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BTW, please don't cross post to multiple forums, once is enough.
Other thread: http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51855

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