Hi all,

I would like to get some help with something i would like to see working. It's hard to explain but i'll give it my best shot.

I want to retrieve the result from a DB by selecting multiple selections in 2 or 3 or even more select boxes.

To illustrate i made it visual:

[IMG]http://www.basvaneijk.nl/images/Q_daniweb.gif[/IMG]

http://www.basvaneijk.nl/images/Q_daniweb.gif

For example if i select

Mona Lisa, M. Angelo, Rembrandt and france i would like to see the pictures of all in the db except for dunno.jpg

I have tried it with the example on w3schools with AJAX and database. But it's not even wothy posting it here. I have searched for such a script over the internet, but nothing comes near.

So I hope this Forum can help me out on this one. I would be very thankfull.

When you want to send an Ajax request? On each selection or after all the selection.

What exactly you want to know? Give us little more details so that we can help u.

Hi thanks for willing to help me. I have 3 scripts. And i manage to get result from just 1 selection. I think what i need is a javascript that remembers all the selection.

I want to send with each change i make with the selection.

These are my scripts.

testdb.php

<html>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<head>
<script src="selectResult.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<form> 
<table>
  <tr>
    <th>box1</th>
    <th>box2</th>
    <th>box3</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>
      <select name="box1" onchange="showResult(this.value)" multiple size="4">
      <option value="1">value1</option>
      <option value="2">value2</option>
      <option value="3">value3</option>
      <option value="4">value4</option>
      <option value="5">value5</option>
      </select>
    </td>
    <td>
      <select name="box2" onchange="showResult(this.value)" multiple size="4">
      <option value="1">value1</option>
      <option value="2">value2</option>
      <option value="3">value3</option>
      <option value="4">value4</option>
      </select>
    </td>
    <td>
      <select name="box3" onchange="showResult(this.value)" multiple size="4">
      <option value="1">value1</option>
      <option value="2">value2</option>
      <option value="3">value3</option>
      <option value="4">value4</option>
      </select>
    </td>
  </tr>
  
</table>

</form>

<p>
<div id="txtHint"><b>Photos will be showed here.</b></div>
</p>
</body>
</html>

selectResult.js

// JavaScript Document
var xmlHttp
function showResult(str)
{ 
xmlHttp=GetXmlHttpObject()
if (xmlHttp==null)
 {
 alert ("Browser does not support HTTP Request")
 return
 }
var url="getphoto.php"
url=url+"?q="+str
url=url+"&sid="+Math.random()
xmlHttp.onreadystatechange=stateChanged 
xmlHttp.open("GET",url,true)
xmlHttp.send(null)
}
function stateChanged() 
{ 
if (xmlHttp.readyState==4 || xmlHttp.readyState=="complete")
 { 
 document.getElementById("txtHint").innerHTML=xmlHttp.responseText 
 } 
}
function GetXmlHttpObject()
{
var xmlHttp=null;
try
 {
 // Firefox, Opera 8.0+, Safari
 xmlHttp=new XMLHttpRequest();
 }
catch (e)
 {
 //Internet Explorer
 try
  {
  xmlHttp=new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
  }
 catch (e)
  {
  xmlHttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
  }
 }
return xmlHttp;
}

and the last is for the DB

<?php
$q=$_GET["q"];

$con = mysql_connect('localhost', '****', '****');
if (!$con)
 {
 die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
 }

mysql_select_db("designconsumer", $con);

$sql="
      SELECT photo FROM db         
      WHERE result = '".$q."'    
      limit 0, 50
";

$result = mysql_query($sql);

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
 {

 echo "<img src=\"". $row['photo'] ."\" width=\"80\" style=\"padding: 20px; border: 0px solid #000;\">";

 }

mysql_close($con);
?>

As your code currently stands, showResult(this.value) is only going to use the value of the clicked select box. Each time you click one of the selects, it will only send its value to the javascrit function and ignore the rest. I assume you want the values from all three to be taken into account every time one of them is clicked.

You will need the values passed to your showResult function to include the values from all three - probably use onClick="getElementById('selectboxid').value for all three and concatenate them in some way that your getphoto.php page will be able to interpret.

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