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autoentry of fields on an html page

 
mansoor iqbal
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hi. i am not sure if this is the place for this query but here it is anyway:
i have a simple html form which allows employees to enter their code and enter a date on which they want a casual leave.
i now want to write code which would allow me to fill in the the code and the date from a db table automatically into my html page and the code should also click the submit button.
thanks in advance
 
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You could start with a static HTML page with a form that is submitted to a servlet. The servlet then looks up data from the db and writes a new HTML page with the extra data. Is that what you are talking about?
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yes.... except that i dont want to generate a new html page ... just use the existing page, fill in the data and have the submit button clicked automatically by the servlet.
 
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In order to make things happen on the HTML page in the users browser without re-writing it, you will need to use JavaScript and/or a Java applet. A servlet can't reach out and do something to a page it has already written. Some process on the user's browser will have to be activated.
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hi mansoor
it is better if u will used JSP for this but anyway used one method who will return the double dimension array or u can used hashtable also for this purpose.
u know HTML creates static pages and u r using it for dynamic purpose.
[ August 12, 2002: Message edited by: Khurram Shahood(SCJP2) ]
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