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Hello all,


 I am using the W3.CSS animated drop-down (https://www.w3schools.com/w3css/w3css_dropdowns.asp).

 But I cannot figure out how can I populate the menu items dynamically according to a list of item names.

I guess some Javascript should be involved here, so I try in this forum 🙂

     <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.w3schools.com/w3css/4/w3.css">

    <div class="w3-dropdown-click">
       <button onclick="showMenu()" class="w3-button">Team1</button>
       <div id="Demo" class="w3-dropdown-content w3-bar-block w3-animate-zoom">
           <a href="#" class="w3-bar-item w3-button">Link 1</a>
           <a href="#" class="w3-bar-item w3-button">Link 2</a>
           <a href="#" class="w3-bar-item w3-button">Link 3</a>


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Why client side, w/ javascript and some kind of database, instead of server side, w/ something like PHP and MYSQL?

I'd go w/ PHP and MYSQL to dynamically populate a menu, but that's me.

Please confirm that you've thought about client side / server side and purposely chose client side.





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Hi Niche. I am working on my first ever web project.

I am using a REST API call to get the list of menu items.

The last weeks I spent studying HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery.

My server was built using Spring Boot which is also new for me.

I hope I would not need to study also PHP to get a solution for that 😄


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I use REST API to get the values from a database into an object array (after parsing the JSON response):

async function showMenu() {
        (async () => {
            const response = await fetch('http://localhost:8088/teams') /*Get teams object from db*/
            var teamsArrObj = await response.json()

/* Meanwhile I return the array but actually I want to build the menu based on the returned values */

            return teamsArrObj;
        console.log("error"); /* Enhance error handling here! */

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