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I am trying to create a 2 select list boxes that are loaded from a MySQL database using PHP. I don't have a problem doing this. But what I want to do is be able to move the items in the select boxes back and forth using buttons and the result of what is in the boxes will be copied to 2 hidden fields to be processed later back in to the database. The problem I am have is that I can get the all the javascript to work when the select boxes are hard coded but when I use the php to create the boxes the javascript does not copy the information to the hidden text fields. The javascript that I am using I got from here.

[a href=\"http://www.mattkruse.com/javascript/optiontransfer/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.mattkruse.com/javascript/optiontransfer/[/a]

Any help would be great.

Aaron

Sorry I did not include the code in my first post so here is all the code. I could not get the php code to work in this forum. Everytime I submitted the post there was an error, so I posted it here www.thekrugs.net/temp/php.html

Here is the javascript file I call.

[code]
// ===================================================================
// Author: Matt Kruse <matt@mattkruse.com>
// WWW: http://www.mattkruse.com/
//
// NOTICE: You may use this code for any purpose, commercial or
// private, without any further permission from the author. You may
// remove this notice from your final code if you wish, however it is
// appreciated by the author if at least my web site address is kept.
//
// You may *NOT* re-distribute this code in any way except through its
// use. That means, you can include it in your product, or your web
// site, or any other form where the code is actually being used. You
// may not put the plain javascript up on your site for download or
// include it in your javascript libraries for download.
// If you wish to share this code with others, please just point them
// to the URL instead.
// Please DO NOT link directly to my .js files from your site. Copy
// the files to your server and use them there. Thank you.
// ===================================================================


/* SOURCE FILE: selectbox.js */

// HISTORY
// ------------------------------------------------------------------
// June 12, 2003: Modified up and down functions to support more than
//                one selected option
/*
DESCRIPTION: These are general functions to deal with and manipulate
select boxes. Also see the OptionTransfer library to more easily
handle transferring options between two lists

COMPATABILITY: These are fairly basic functions - they should work on
all browsers that support Javascript.
*/


// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// hasOptions(obj)
//  Utility function to determine if a select object has an options array
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function hasOptions(obj) {
    if (obj!=null && obj.options!=null) { return true; }
    return false;
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// selectUnselectMatchingOptions(select_object,regex,select/unselect,true/false)
//  This is a general function used by the select functions below, to
//  avoid code duplication
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function selectUnselectMatchingOptions(obj,regex,which,only) {
    if (window.RegExp) {
        if (which == "select") {
            var selected1=true;
            var selected2=false;
            }
        else if (which == "unselect") {
            var selected1=false;
            var selected2=true;
            }
        else {
            return;
            }
        var re = new RegExp(regex);
        if (!hasOptions(obj)) { return; }
        for (var i=0; i<obj.options.length; i++) {
            if (re.test(obj.options[i].text)) {
                obj.options[i].selected = selected1;
                }
            else {
                if (only == true) {
                    obj.options[i].selected = selected2;
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
        
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// selectMatchingOptions(select_object,regex)
//  This function selects all options that match the regular expression
//  passed in. Currently-selected options will not be changed.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function selectMatchingOptions(obj,regex) {
    selectUnselectMatchingOptions(obj,regex,"select",false);
    }
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// selectOnlyMatchingOptions(select_object,regex)
//  This function selects all options that match the regular expression
//  passed in. Selected options that don't match will be un-selected.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function selectOnlyMatchingOptions(obj,regex) {
    selectUnselectMatchingOptions(obj,regex,"select",true);
    }
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// unSelectMatchingOptions(select_object,regex)
//  This function Unselects all options that match the regular expression
//  passed in.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function unSelectMatchingOptions(obj,regex) {
    selectUnselectMatchingOptions(obj,regex,"unselect",false);
    }
    
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// sortSelect(select_object)
//   Pass this function a SELECT object and the options will be sorted
//   by their text (display) values
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function sortSelect(obj) {
    var o = new Array();
    if (!hasOptions(obj)) { return; }
    for (var i=0; i<obj.options.length; i++) {
        o[o.length] = new Option( obj.options[i].text, obj.options[i].value, obj.options[i].defaultSelected, obj.options[i].selected);
        }
    if (o.length==0) { return; }
    o = o.sort(
        function(a,b) {
            if ((a.text+"") < (b.text+"")) { return -1; }
            if ((a.text+"") > (b.text+"")) { return 1; }
            return 0;
            }
        );

    for (var i=0; i<o.length; i++) {
        obj.options[i] = new Option(o[i].text, o[i].value, o[i].defaultSelected, o[i].selected);
        }
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// selectAllOptions(select_object)
//  This function takes a select box and selects all options (in a
//  multiple select object). This is used when passing values between
//  two select boxes. Select all options in the right box before
//  submitting the form so the values will be sent to the server.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function selectAllOptions(obj) {
    if (!hasOptions(obj)) { return; }
    for (var i=0; i<obj.options.length; i++) {
        obj.options[i].selected = true;
        }
    }
    
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// moveSelectedOptions(select_object,select_object[,autosort(true/false)[,regex]])
//  This function moves options between select boxes. Works best with
//  multi-select boxes to create the common Windows control effect.
//  Passes all selected values from the first object to the second
//  object and re-sorts each box.
//  If a third argument of 'false' is passed, then the lists are not
//  sorted after the move.
//  If a fourth string argument is passed, this will function as a
//  Regular Expression to match against the TEXT or the options. If
//  the text of an option matches the pattern, it will NOT be moved.
//  It will be treated as an unmoveable option.
//  You can also put this into the <SELECT> object as follows:
//    onDblClick="moveSelectedOptions(this,this.form.target)
//  This way, when the user double-clicks on a value in one box, it
//  will be transferred to the other (in browsers that support the
//  onDblClick() event handler).
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function moveSelectedOptions(from,to) {
    // Unselect matching options, if required
    if (arguments.length>3) {
        var regex = arguments[3];
        if (regex != "") {
            unSelectMatchingOptions(from,regex);
            }
        }
    // Move them over
    if (!hasOptions(from)) { return; }
    for (var i=0; i<from.options.length; i++) {
        var o = from.options[i];
        if (o.selected) {
            if (!hasOptions(to)) { var index = 0; } else { var index=to.options.length; }
            to.options[index] = new Option( o.text, o.value, false, false);
            }
        }
    // Delete them from original
    for (var i=(from.options.length-1); i>=0; i--) {
        var o = from.options[i];
        if (o.selected) {
            from.options[i] = null;
            }
        }
    if ((arguments.length<3) || (arguments[2]==true)) {
        sortSelect(from);
        sortSelect(to);
        }
    from.selectedIndex = -1;
    to.selectedIndex = -1;
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// copySelectedOptions(select_object,select_object[,autosort(true/false)])
//  This function copies options between select boxes instead of
//  moving items. Duplicates in the target list are not allowed.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function copySelectedOptions(from,to) {
    var options = new Object();
    if (hasOptions(to)) {
        for (var i=0; i<to.options.length; i++) {
            options[to.options[i].value] = to.options[i].text;
            }
        }
    if (!hasOptions(from)) { return; }
    for (var i=0; i<from.options.length; i++) {
        var o = from.options[i];
        if (o.selected) {
            if (options[o.value] == null || options[o.value] == "undefined" || options[o.value]!=o.text) {
                if (!hasOptions(to)) { var index = 0; } else { var index=to.options.length; }
                to.options[index] = new Option( o.text, o.value, false, false);
                }
            }
        }
    if ((arguments.length<3) || (arguments[2]==true)) {
        sortSelect(to);
        }
    from.selectedIndex = -1;
    to.selectedIndex = -1;
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// moveAllOptions(select_object,select_object[,autosort(true/false)[,regex]])
//  Move all options from one select box to another.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function moveAllOptions(from,to) {
    selectAllOptions(from);
    if (arguments.length==2) {
        moveSelectedOptions(from,to);
        }
    else if (arguments.length==3) {
        moveSelectedOptions(from,to,arguments[2]);
        }
    else if (arguments.length==4) {
        moveSelectedOptions(from,to,arguments[2],arguments[3]);
        }
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// copyAllOptions(select_object,select_object[,autosort(true/false)])
//  Copy all options from one select box to another, instead of
//  removing items. Duplicates in the target list are not allowed.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function copyAllOptions(from,to) {
    selectAllOptions(from);
    if (arguments.length==2) {
        copySelectedOptions(from,to);
        }
    else if (arguments.length==3) {
        copySelectedOptions(from,to,arguments[2]);
        }
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// swapOptions(select_object,option1,option2)
//  Swap positions of two options in a select list
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function swapOptions(obj,i,j) {
    var o = obj.options;
    var i_selected = o[i].selected;
    var j_selected = o[j].selected;
    var temp = new Option(o[i].text, o[i].value, o[i].defaultSelected, o[i].selected);
    var temp2= new Option(o[j].text, o[j].value, o[j].defaultSelected, o[j].selected);
    o[i] = temp2;
    o[j] = temp;
    o[i].selected = j_selected;
    o[j].selected = i_selected;
    }
    
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// moveOptionUp(select_object)
//  Move selected option in a select list up one
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function moveOptionUp(obj) {
    if (!hasOptions(obj)) { return; }
    for (i=0; i<obj.options.length; i++) {
        if (obj.options[i].selected) {
            if (i != 0 && !obj.options[i-1].selected) {
                swapOptions(obj,i,i-1);
                obj.options[i-1].selected = true;
                }
            }
        }
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// moveOptionDown(select_object)
//  Move selected option in a select list down one
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function moveOptionDown(obj) {
    if (!hasOptions(obj)) { return; }
    for (i=obj.options.length-1; i>=0; i--) {
        if (obj.options[i].selected) {
            if (i != (obj.options.length-1) && ! obj.options[i+1].selected) {
                swapOptions(obj,i,i+1);
                obj.options[i+1].selected = true;
                }
            }
        }
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// removeSelectedOptions(select_object)
//  Remove all selected options from a list
//  (Thanks to Gene Ninestein)
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function removeSelectedOptions(from) {
    if (!hasOptions(from)) { return; }
    for (var i=(from.options.length-1); i>=0; i--) {
        var o=from.options[i];
        if (o.selected) {
            from.options[i] = null;
            }
        }
    from.selectedIndex = -1;
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// removeAllOptions(select_object)
//  Remove all options from a list
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function removeAllOptions(from) {
    if (!hasOptions(from)) { return; }
    for (var i=(from.options.length-1); i>=0; i--) {
        from.options[i] = null;
        }
    from.selectedIndex = -1;
    }

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// addOption(select_object,display_text,value,selected)
//  Add an option to a list
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function addOption(obj,text,value,selected) {
    if (obj!=null && obj.options!=null) {
        obj.options[obj.options.length] = new Option(text, value, false, selected);
        }
    }


/* SOURCE FILE: OptionTransfer.js */

/*
OptionTransfer.js
Last Modified: 7/12/2004

DESCRIPTION: This widget is used to easily and quickly create an interface
where the user can transfer choices from one select box to another. For
example, when selecting which columns to show or hide in search results.
This object adds value by automatically storing the values that were added
or removed from each list, as well as the state of the final list.

COMPATABILITY: Should work on all Javascript-compliant browsers.

USAGE:
// Create a new OptionTransfer object. Pass it the field names of the left
// select box and the right select box.
var ot = new OptionTransfer("from","to");

// Optionally tell the lists whether or not to auto-sort when options are
// moved. By default, the lists will be sorted.
ot.setAutoSort(true);

// Optionally set the delimiter to be used to separate values that are
// stored in hidden fields for the added and removed options, as well as
// final state of the lists. Defaults to a comma.
ot.setDelimiter("|");

// You can set a regular expression for option texts which are _not_ allowed to
// be transferred in either direction
ot.setStaticOptionRegex("static");

// These functions assign the form fields which will store the state of
// the lists. Each one is optional, so you can pick to only store the
// new options which were transferred to the right list, for example.
// Each function takes the name of a HIDDEN or TEXT input field.

// Store list of options removed from left list into an input field
ot.saveRemovedLeftOptions("removedLeft");
// Store list of options removed from right list into an input field
ot.saveRemovedRightOptions("removedRight");
// Store list of options added to left list into an input field
ot.saveAddedLeftOptions("addedLeft");
// Store list of options radded to right list into an input field
ot.saveAddedRightOptions("addedRight");
// Store all options existing in the left list into an input field
ot.saveNewLeftOptions("newLeft");
// Store all options existing in the right list into an input field
ot.saveNewRightOptions("newRight");

// IMPORTANT: This step is required for the OptionTransfer object to work
// correctly.
// Add a call to the BODY onLoad="" tag of the page, and pass a reference to
// the form which contains the select boxes and input fields.
BODY onLoad="ot.init(document.forms[0])"

// ADDING ACTIONS INTO YOUR PAGE
// Finally, add calls to the object to move options back and forth, either
// from links in your page or from double-clicking the options themselves.
// See example page, and use the following methods:
ot.transferRight();
ot.transferAllRight();
ot.transferLeft();
ot.transferAllLeft();


NOTES:
1) Requires the functions in selectbox.js

*/
function OT_transferLeft() { moveSelectedOptions(this.right,this.left,this.autoSort,this.staticOptionRegex); this.update(); }
function OT_transferRight() { moveSelectedOptions(this.left,this.right,this.autoSort,this.staticOptionRegex); this.update(); }
function OT_transferAllLeft() { moveAllOptions(this.right,this.left,this.autoSort,this.staticOptionRegex); this.update(); }
function OT_transferAllRight() { moveAllOptions(this.left,this.right,this.autoSort,this.staticOptionRegex); this.update(); }
function OT_saveRemovedLeftOptions(f) { this.removedLeftField = f; }
function OT_saveRemovedRightOptions(f) { this.removedRightField = f; }
function OT_saveAddedLeftOptions(f) { this.addedLeftField = f; }
function OT_saveAddedRightOptions(f) { this.addedRightField = f; }
function OT_saveNewLeftOptions(f) { this.newLeftField = f; }
function OT_saveNewRightOptions(f) { this.newRightField = f; }
function OT_update() {
    var removedLeft = new Object();
    var removedRight = new Object();
    var addedLeft = new Object();
    var addedRight = new Object();
    var newLeft = new Object();
    var newRight = new Object();
    for (var i=0;i<this.left.options.length;i++) {
        var o=this.left.options[i];
        newLeft[o.value]=1;
        if (typeof(this.originalLeftValues[o.value])=="undefined") {
            addedLeft[o.value]=1;
            removedRight[o.value]=1;
            }
        }
    for (var i=0;i<this.right.options.length;i++) {
        var o=this.right.options[i];
        newRight[o.value]=1;
        if (typeof(this.originalRightValues[o.value])=="undefined") {
            addedRight[o.value]=1;
            removedLeft[o.value]=1;
            }
        }
    if (this.removedLeftField!=null) { this.removedLeftField.value = OT_join(removedLeft,this.delimiter); }
    if (this.removedRightField!=null) { this.removedRightField.value = OT_join(removedRight,this.delimiter); }
    if (this.addedLeftField!=null) { this.addedLeftField.value = OT_join(addedLeft,this.delimiter); }
    if (this.addedRightField!=null) { this.addedRightField.value = OT_join(addedRight,this.delimiter); }
    if (this.newLeftField!=null) { this.newLeftField.value = OT_join(newLeft,this.delimiter); }
    if (this.newRightField!=null) { this.newRightField.value = OT_join(newRight,this.delimiter); }
    }
function OT_join(o,delimiter) {
    var val; var str="";
    for(val in o){
        if (str.length>0) { str=str+delimiter; }
        str=str+val;
        }
    return str;
    }
function OT_setDelimiter(val) { this.delimiter=val; }
function OT_setAutoSort(val) { this.autoSort=val; }
function OT_setStaticOptionRegex(val) { this.staticOptionRegex=val; }
function OT_init(theform) {
    this.form = theform;
    if(!theform[this.left]){alert("OptionTransfer init(): Left select list does not exist in form!");return false;}
    if(!theform[this.right]){alert("OptionTransfer init(): Right select list does not exist in form!");return false;}
    this.left=theform[this.left];
    this.right=theform[this.right];
    for(var i=0;i<this.left.options.length;i++) {
        this.originalLeftValues[this.left.options[i].value]=1;
        }
    for(var i=0;i<this.right.options.length;i++) {
        this.originalRightValues[this.right.options[i].value]=1;
        }
    if(this.removedLeftField!=null) { this.removedLeftField=theform[this.removedLeftField]; }
    if(this.removedRightField!=null) { this.removedRightField=theform[this.removedRightField]; }
    if(this.addedLeftField!=null) { this.addedLeftField=theform[this.addedLeftField]; }
    if(this.addedRightField!=null) { this.addedRightField=theform[this.addedRightField]; }
    if(this.newLeftField!=null) { this.newLeftField=theform[this.newLeftField]; }
    if(this.newRightField!=null) { this.newRightField=theform[this.newRightField]; }
    this.update();
    }
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// OptionTransfer()
//  This is the object interface.
// -------------------------------------------------------------------
function OptionTransfer(l,r) {
    this.form = null;
    this.left=l;
    this.right=r;
    this.autoSort=true;
    this.delimiter=",";
    this.staticOptionRegex = "";
    this.originalLeftValues = new Object();
    this.originalRightValues = new Object();
    this.removedLeftField = null;
    this.removedRightField = null;
    this.addedLeftField = null;
    this.addedRightField = null;
    this.newLeftField = null;
    this.newRightField = null;
    this.transferLeft=OT_transferLeft;
    this.transferRight=OT_transferRight;
    this.transferAllLeft=OT_transferAllLeft;
    this.transferAllRight=OT_transferAllRight;
    this.saveRemovedLeftOptions=OT_saveRemovedLeftOptions;
    this.saveRemovedRightOptions=OT_saveRemovedRightOptions;
    this.saveAddedLeftOptions=OT_saveAddedLeftOptions;
    this.saveAddedRightOptions=OT_saveAddedRightOptions;
    this.saveNewLeftOptions=OT_saveNewLeftOptions;
    this.saveNewRightOptions=OT_saveNewRightOptions;
    this.setDelimiter=OT_setDelimiter;
    this.setAutoSort=OT_setAutoSort;
    this.setStaticOptionRegex=OT_setStaticOptionRegex;
    this.init=OT_init;
    this.update=OT_update;
    }
[/code]

Here is what I have in the head of my page.

[code]
<script LANGUAGE="JavaScript" SRC="OptionTransfer.js"></SCRIPT>
<script LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
var opt = new OptionTransfer("list1","list2");
opt.setAutoSort(true);
opt.setDelimiter(",");
opt.saveNewLeftOptions("newLeft");
opt.saveNewRightOptions("newRight");
</SCRIPT>
[/code]

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Guest Aaron Krug
I have solved the problem. Did not have the right column name from the database.

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