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Noob Ajax question

Noob Ajax question

Noob Ajax question

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Being brand new to Ajax and a beginner to JS, I cannot locate the resources that will teach me how to do what I wish to do.
I have a form with three fields. One is a dropdown, one is a radio button, and the last is a text field. I want to be able to, using onchange, send the three values to a processing(Ajax) page, use the value of one of the fields to obtain data from a database, use that result and perform a calculation using the other two field data, and send the result back to the first page. I want this to happen on the fly and without clicking a submit button. Is this possible??
Would it be better to use just JS for this??
Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Penguin

Thanks,
Penguin
Please keep in mind that I am using classic ASP with MySQL database. Not sure if that information helps or not.

RE: Noob Ajax question

The J in AJAX stands for Javascript. Javascript is the client side. AJAX does not really demand a specific server side technology - other than the ability to respond to a GET/POST of a URL.

I would suggest that you use your favorite search engine using the search terms jquery ajax tutorial asp. There are many tutorials.

jQuery is a generic term for a large family of libraries, most open source, that implement user interface widgets. And, most of these libraries have samples. If you have decent Javascript skills, you should have no problems finding and implementing the user interface effects you desire.

Tom Morrison
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RE: Noob Ajax question

AJAX doesn’t need a specific server technology.

RE: Noob Ajax question

Best advice from my point of view is to use tutorials for novice. You can try those that take arond 2-weeks, it wil be more than enough.

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