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  1. #1
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    Populating A Drop Down list of Files in a folder.

    Hello!

    Ok. Here is what I am trying to do. I created a .js to talk to 3-4 Drop down boxes with info I put in them. On the last drop box i currently just having it read "download" The is the drop down box I would like to populate files in a certain folder. Can anyone give me any insite on how to go about doing so?

    This is what is on my HTML.


    <form name="myform">
    <select name="optone" size="1"
    onchange="setOptions(document.myform.optone.options[document.myform.optone.selectedIndex].value,document.myform.opttwo);">
    <option value=" " selected="selected">Select.. </option>
    <option value="1">Combo Curbs</option>
    <option value="2">Flathead Cabinets</option>


    </select>
    <select name="opttwo" size="1"onchange="setOptions(document.myform.opttwo.options[document.myform.opttwo.selectedIndex].value,document.myform.optthree);">
    <option value=" " selected="selected">------------</option>
    </select>

    <select name="optthree" size="1"onchange="setOptions(document.myform.optthree.options[document.myform.optthree.selectedIndex].value,document.myform.optfour);">
    <option value=" " selected="selected">------------</option>
    </select>

    <select name="optfour" size="1">
    <option value=" " selected="selected">------------</option>
    </select>
    </p>

    _________________________________________________________________

    This is what I have on my .js called dropdown.js (rather long)

    (The //This for the third option --------- fourth dropdown---> is where I want the files to download to show up.)


    function setOptions(chosen,selbox) {


    selbox.options.length = 0;
    if (chosen == " ") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('------------',' ');
    setTimeout(setOptions(' ',document.myform.optthree),5);

    }
    if (chosen == "1") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Carrier','11');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Trane','12');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('York','13');
    setTimeout(setOptions('11',document.myform.optthree),5);
    }

    if (chosen == "2") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVA','023');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVC','024');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVD','025');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVE','026');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVH','027');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVK','028');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVL','029');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVM','021');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVN','022');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVP','023');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVR','024');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVS','025');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVT','026');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVU','027');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('V2','028');
    setTimeout(setOptions('23',document.myform.optthree),5);
    }


    if (chosen == "11") {//Carrier
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Select Version..',' ');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVA','111');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVC','112');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVD','113');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVE','114');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVH','115');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVK','116');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVL','117');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVM','118');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVN','119');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVP','120');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVR','121');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVS','122');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVT','123');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVU','124');


    }

    if (chosen == "12") {//Trane
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Select Version..',' ');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVA','311');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVC','312');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVD','313');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVE','314');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVH','315');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVK','316');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVL','317');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVM','318');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVN','319');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVP','320');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVR','321');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVS','322');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVT','323');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVU','324');;

    }

    if (chosen == "13") {//York
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Select Version..',' ');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVA','411');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVC','412');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVD','413');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVE','414');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVH','415');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVK','416');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVL','417');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVM','418');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVN','419');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVP','420');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVR','421');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVS','422');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVT','423');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('EVU','424');

    }

    if (chosen == "023") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','221');

    }
    if (chosen == "024") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','222');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','222b');

    }
    if (chosen == "025") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','223');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','223b');

    }
    if (chosen == "026") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','224');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','224b');
    }
    if (chosen == "027") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','225');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','225b');
    }
    if (chosen == "028") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','226');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','226b');

    }
    if (chosen == "029") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','227');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','227b');

    }
    if (chosen == "021") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','228');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','228b');

    }
    if (chosen == "022") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','229');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','229b');

    }
    if (chosen == "023") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','230');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','230b');

    }
    if (chosen == "024") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','231');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','231b');

    }
    if (chosen == "025") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','232');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','232b');

    }
    if (chosen == "026") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','233');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','233b');

    }
    if (chosen == "027") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','234');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','234b');
    }
    if (chosen == "028") {
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Obsolete','235');
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Current','235b');

    }
    // This is for the third option ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fourth Drop Down---------------------------->
    if (chosen == "111") {//EVA 111-124
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Download','0001');

    }

    // This is for the third option ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fourth Drop Down---------------------------->
    if (chosen == "311") {//EVA 311-324
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Download','0100');

    }

    // This is for the third option ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fourth Drop Down---------------------------->
    if (chosen == "411") {//EVA 411-424
    selbox.options[selbox.options.length] = new Option('Download','1000');


    Any insite will help greatly. Thank you for reading!

  2. #2
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    I might be wrong (or misunderstood your request), but unless you define a static list of "files" in your javascript, you're going to need to use server-side scripting to actually look into a webfolder to provide a listing of current files stored there.

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