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Ideas on Dynamic population in web forms?

Question asked by rsulliv1 on Sep 24, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 6, 2009 by rsulliv1
Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone could lend some ideas on how to accomplish the following:

populate multiple textareas based on the selection of a single drop-down list.

More detail:

There would be content of a certain content type (i.e., sm:sample).
The content of that type would be xml populated by a regular non-wcm form (not an issue here).
content example:

Then, during the creation of wcm content via a wcm form, all titles of the sm:sample content will be available in the ddl (I can accomplish this).
The user selects an option from the ddl, then three separate read-only textareas are populated.
textarea1 populated with the content of data1
textarea2 populated with the content of data2
textarea3 populated with the content of data3

I've read through the alfresco wiki's wcm form pages & as many forum pages as possible. I've also followed Dr. Q's form workshop ( Dr. Q's tutorial was immensely more informative than anything I found from an Alfresco-based site.

Perhaps I'm not finding the right information?

Dr. Q's tutorial showed me how to use web scripts to populate form elements & populate read-only forms, but the pre-populated form was not dependently driven from another form element. I believe what I want to accomplish is possible, but I can't seem to find this last piece.

Thanks for any help!