View Full Version : Populate a Text field via MYSQL Drop Down

02-16-2009, 12:04 PM
Hi All,

I'm quite new to PHP/MySQL and I'm trying to create a Job Card for our company. I have created a page with a MySQL/PHP dropdown which works great, but I need to populate the text box with the dropdown selection.

I have found a few examples using Javascript, but none of them seems to work. Am I doing something wrong or missing something. Below is my code:

<title>Job Card</title>
<script language=Javascript>
function Choice()
form1.users2.value = form1.users.value;

// Make Connection
include 'dbconfig.php';

// Retreive data from database
mysql_connect($dbhost2, $dbuser2, $dbpass2) or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db($dbname2) or die(mysql_error());

$user_query = "SELECT concat(first_name, ' ', last_name) as fullname FROM users ORDER BY first_name";
$user_result = mysql_query($user_query);
$client_query = "SELECT name FROM accounts ORDER BY name";
$client_result = mysql_query($client_query);

<Form name ="form1" Method ="POST" Action ="submitform.php">
<p>Please Select a User:<br>
<Select Name = "users" onChange='Choice();'>User Name:</Option>

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($user_result))
echo '<Option value="'.$row['id'].'">'.$row['fullname'].'</Option>';

<p><Input Type ="text" id="users2" name="users2">
<p><Input Type ="Submit" Value ="Submit" Name ="submit" >