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Hi, I am using the following code to display products and prices when dropdown selected. What I need to do though is for a certain table to be selected if the visitor to my site clicks on a particular link. For example if the visitor clicks a link for A2 Leaflets on my home page, I need the drop down to display A2 Leaflets products and prices when the new page loads. Can anyone suggest a way this can be done? I am guessing it only requires something simple to be added to the existing ajax code, I just dont know where to begin looking?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"	"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head>  <title></title>  <script type="text/javascript">function showUser(){var user = document.getElementById("user").value;var type = document.getElementById("type").value;var finish = document.getElementById("finish").value;if (finish=="")  {  document.getElementById("txtHint").innerHTML="";  return;  }if (window.XMLHttpRequest)  {// code for IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari  xmlhttp=new XMLHttpRequest();  }else  {// code for IE6, IE5  xmlhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");  }xmlhttp.onreadystatechange=function()  {  if (xmlhttp.readyState==4 && xmlhttp.status==200)		{		document.getElementById("txtHint").innerHTML=xmlhttp.responseText;		}  }xmlhttp.open("GET","getuser.php?q="+user+"&t="+type+"&f="+finish,true);xmlhttp.send();}</script><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="dropdown_form.css" media="screen" /></head><body><div id="prices_dropdown_form"><form id="dropdown_form"><select id="user"><option value="">Select Leaflet Type</option><option value="1">A2 Leaflets</option><option value="2">A3 Leaflets</option><option value="3">A4 Leaflets</option><option value="4">A5 Leaflets</option><option value="5">A6 Leaflets</option><option value="6">A7 Leaflets</option><option value="7">210x198 Leaflets</option><option value="8">210x396 Leaflets</option><option value="9">55x85 Leaflets</option><option value="10">1/3 A4 Leaflets</option><option value="11">6pp A4 Leaflets</option><option value="12">6pp A5 Leaflets</option></select><select id="type"><option value="">Select Paper Type</option><option value="1">120 Laser</option><option value="2">130 Gloss</option><option value="3">130 Silk</option><option value="4">170 Bond</option><option value="5">170 Gloss</option><option value="6">170 Silk</option><option value="7">250 Gloss</option><option value="8">250 Silk</option><option value="9">300 Bond</option><option value="10">350 Silk</option><option value="11">400 Silk</option><option value="12">400 Silk GLam1</option><option value="13">400 Silk GLam2</option><option value="14">400 Silk MLam2</option></select><select id="finish" onchange="showUser()"><option value="">Select Finish Type</option><option value="1">Flat</option><option value="2">Fold</option><option value="3">Creased & Flat</option><option value="4">Creased & Fold</option></select></form><br /><div id="txtHint"><b>Product Info & Prices</b></div></div></body></html>

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The easiest way is to pass the values through the URL that you want to select, e.g. page.php?user=1. You can use Javascript to get the various things passed in the URL and select those options in the appropriate lists, although it would be a lot easier to do that with PHP if you're writing out the page with PHP.

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Thanks for your reply. I was afraid it was going to get complicated. That's above my pay grade at the moment :( Is there anyway to just have the first value displaying when the page is loaded. For example, customer clicks leaflets and is brought to a page where A2 Leaflets is the default table showing? I tried to do this by adding selected to <option> and while it does choose A2 as the selected option it doesn't display the table. I know this is due to how the script displays the information, can anyone offer a solution? This has been bugging me for days!

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