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Subject: Forms Question
From: "dwright65"
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 20:30:49 +0000 UTC
Newsgroups: macromedia.coldfusion.cfml_general_discussion
This may not actually be a CF question, but here it goes. I have a form and for 
one of the fields I want to have the person be able to choose from a pull down 
list or enter their own text. The first question is; Is there a way to allow 
the select field to allow for free text? 

 Based on the assumption that there isn't, I created a plain text field for 
free text entry and then right beside it I put a link to a separate page where 
the user can choose from a list (this is a form) and when the user clicks the 
submit buttion, the selected list item is inserted into the free text field 
back on the original form. The problem is that when this happens all of the 
data that was previously entered by the user is lost. What is the best way to 
retain the data entered on the original form when coming back from the selction 
form? Is there a way to emulate the back button in the browser?



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