Hi guys,
Any help with the following will be greatly appreciated.
I get this error :"document.getElementById("buttons" + questionNum) is null" with the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

 <head runat="server">

   <title>Untitled Page</title>

   <script type="text/javascript">
     var questionNum = 1;

     function addQuestion()
     {

      var paragraph = document.createElement("p");
      document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(paragraph);


      var newQuestion = document.createTextNode(questionNum + ". \n");
      document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(newQuestion);


      document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(paragraph);


      var myText = document.createElement("input");
	  myText.id = "text" + questionNum;
	  myText.setAttribute("type", "text");
	  myText.setAttribute("name", "question");
	  myText.style.width = "1000px";
	  myText.style.height = "50px";
	  document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(myText);


	  var paragraph = document.createElement("p");
      document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(paragraph);

      var myButton = document.createElement("input");
	  myButton.id = "buttons"+ questionNum;
	  myButton.setAttribute("type", "button")
	  myButton.setAttribute("name", "questionButton");
	  myButton.onclick = addRadio;
	  myButton.value = "Create answer options";
	  document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(myButton);

	  var paragraph = document.createElement("p");
      document.getElementById("divRadiolist").appendChild(paragraph);
      var i = 0;

	  function addRadio()
	   {
	     var str = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
         var nextChar = str.charAt(i);

         var option = document.createTextNode(nextChar);
         document.getElementById("buttons" + questionNum).appendChild(option);

         var myRadio = document.createElement("input");
         myRadio.id = "buttons" + questionNum;
         myRadio.setAttribute("type", "radio");
		 myRadio.setAttribute("name", "radio");
		 myRadio.value = "myvalue";

         document.getElementById("buttons" + questionNum).appendChild(myRadio);

         i++;
       }

      questionNum++;
    }

  </script>

  </head>

<body>

  <form id="form1" action="profilepage.php" method="post">

  <input type="button" id="btnAddQuestion" value="Create Question" onclick="addQuestion()" />
  <div id="divRadiolist"></div>
  <p><input type="submit" name="submitted" value="Save Test" /></p>

  </form>

</body>

</html>

Kind regards,
Towlie.

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Line 56 is trying to use the id before it is set at line 59.

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Line 56 is trying to use the id before it is set at line 59.

I think line 42 should change from

myButton.onclick = addRadio;

to

myButton.onclick = addRadio(questionNum);

And then, you should change your function addRadio to take a question number argument.

The reason is that your questionNum variable is a global. After you add a button, the variable value is increased. As a result, there is no button with the questionNum you are looking for. Passing question number argument to your addRadio would ensure that the question number you are looking for already exists.

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