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PHP-JS Search bar - Assign the selected value in a variable


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Hello guys,


I've added a search bar in my website using php and javascript. It selects data from database according to your search input and then it displays the results. That works just fine but when the user select one of the resulted options I want to put the value of the specific option in the textbox or below so I can have access to it. So if for example someone will search the word "Car", when they click the word I just want to get the value like we normally do in PHP ( $car =  $_POST['car']; ).


Is there any way I can do it?



<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
		<script type="text/javascript">
			$(document).ready(function() {
				$("#SearchInput").focus(function() {
					if($("#SearchInput").val() == "Car Search") {
				$("#SearchInput").blur(function() {
					if($("#SearchInput").val() == "") {
						$("#SearchInput").val("Car Search");
				$("#SearchInput").keydown(function(e) {
					if(e.which ==  {
						SearchText = $("#SearchInput").val().substring(0, $("#SearchInput").val().length-1);
					else {
						SearchText = $("#SearchInput").val() + String.fromCharCode(e.which);
					$("#SearchResults").load("retrieveCar.php", { SearchInput: SearchText });
<td><div id="SearchBox"><input id="SearchInput" name="SearchInput" value="Car Search"/></div></td>
<td><div id="SearchButton"><input type="image" src="images/left.png" /></div></td></tr>
<tr><div id="SearchResults"></div>



$dbc = @mysql_connect ('localhost','root@localhost','');

// Select the database.
mysql_select_db ('model');

	if(isset($_POST['SearchInput'])) {
		$SearchInput = strtolower($_POST['SearchInput']);
		$Cars = mysql_query('select * from Cars where car_name like "%'.$SearchInput.'%"');
		while($Car = mysql_fetch_assoc($Cars)) {
			$Name = utf8_encode($Car['car_name']);
			$Name = str_replace($SearchInput, '<span class="highlight">'.$SearchInput.'</span>', $Name);
			$Name = str_replace(ucfirst($SearchInput), '<span class="highlight">'.ucfirst($SearchInput).'</span>', $Name);
			echo '<a href="">'.$Name.'</a>';

Edited by shield1948
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