Subject: Dynamic drop down lists · Posted: 2006-11-13, 11:54pm
Rank: ? (3)
Member #: 29093
Hi I am wondering if anyone can help me. I am new to both the forum and new to perl programming. I have recently been given a task by my employer which involves me using drop down lists to search for a particular item. I would like to use a drop down list to allow the user to search for a particular item.
If possible there should be more than one drop down list and I would like to determine what is displayed in the second drop down list, by looking at the value of the first drop down list.
However my main priority and what I have been searching on the internet to try and find for the past hour or so is to dynamically populate a drop down list. I have a mysql database that contains 4 tables. I would like to use a field from one of those tables to dynamically populate a drop down list with values.
So far I have the use DBI command and the database connection command. I do know how to perform a mysql query with perl and I know how to create a drop down list. However I am stuck with using the database to populate the drop down list.
If anyone knows how to dynamically populate a drop down list please could you explain it to me. Thank you in advance.
"To err is human dbut to really foul things up requires a computer"