Passing Input Select List Captions
When a page containing an Input Select List (ISL) is submitted, the value
from the designated Value Column in the selected row is passed to the next
definition as a @Request token, using the ISL's element ID. However,
developers may want to also, or instead, pass the Caption for the
In this release, the Input Select List and Input check box List elements
were enhanced to incorporate the ability to pass the captions of the items
selected. For more information, see User Input Elements.
This functionality is not available in earlier versions, so you must use
- Include an Input Hidden element in your definition (users will not see it), as shown above.
- Use an Event Handler to capture the onChange event beneath your Input Select List.
(keeping in mind that it's case-sensitive):
/* get index of selected item in Input Select List (ISL) */
var ndx = this.selectedIndex;
/* get the text in ISL of selected item */
var selText = this.options[ndx].text;
/* development only: popup to show us the text */
alert('Text: ' + selText);
/* stuff the selected text into an Input Hidden element */
document.getElementById('myInputHiddenID').value = selText;
/* uncomment the following to also submit the page */
/* document.forms.action = 'http://localhost/myApp/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=nextDef'; */
/* document.forms.submit(); */
If you wish to submit the page right after the selection is made in the ISL, un-comment the next-to-last two lines and provide the definition name. As you can see, the code stuffs the Caption (text) of the ISL's selected item into the Input Hidden and you can then read it in the next definition using @Request.myInputHiddenID~.