I have a hunch that my function is not returning the string value. Below runs some information about the code:
getvalues_2() - A function that recognizes the value of the string selected by the user from the drop down list and sends it to a variable. Variable name is ‘groom_profession’ here.
Based on the value (text) returned, it assigns a particular number to the variable ‘profession’ in this case.
But, I have been noticing that irrespective of the value chosen from the drop down list, the variable ‘profession’ is assigned a default value from the switch case statement. I know the variable (textval_2) is able to store the correct value from the drop down list with the help of an alert command. But, it fails while returning the value. I even tried initializing the string in the function body but to no avail. What could be wrong here?
Following is the code for one of the drop-down lists:
<b> Groom's current Profession </b> <FORM NAME="Profession"> <SELECT NAME="Groomprofession" onchange = "getvalues_2()"> <OPTION VALUE="c1">Select </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c2">Doctor </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c3">Engineer </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c4">Lawyer </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c5">CA </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c6">IAS </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c7">Engineer + MBA </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c8">Family Business </OPTION> <OPTION VALUE="c9">None of the above </OPTION> </SELECT> </FORM>
Following is the code for function getvalues_2() declaration:
Following is the code for the switch case statement:
The website has a total of 11 drop-down lists (so 11 functions like getvalues, and 11 switch case statements. I thought if I could get one to work, the others might follow suit too). I would be really grateful if someone could look into my problem and suggest where I am going wrong. Thanks a lot!