Use Ajax with Classic ASP to update table rows inline seamlessly without page refresh
 

Classic ASP Active Server Pages Examples, code, tutorials, scriptsAjax with Classic ASP for EASY SIMPLE Inline Datagrid Database Table Updates Without Page Refresh

For a long time, understanding how to do this type of inline edit with Classic ASP and Ajax was my "holy grail." I like my adaptation of the Yvo Schaap Ajax inline edit, but it works only with textboxes. I looked at other Ajax inline edit scripts for datagrid database table displays for database updates without page refresh, but there were some issues that I objected to: 1) The authors assumed too much knowledge on the part of the reader; 2) Code too complex; 3) I wanted it to be really, truly, SIMPLE and EASY.

After many hours, here is a solution that uses parts of Tizag's Ajax script and much of Ajax from DynamicDrive.

The tricky part was figuring out how to make the Tizag Ajax script pick up document id's from the dynamically named form fields. I am not familiar with javascript. I asked my son for help. He is primarily a game coder and I thought perhaps due to the similarities between C++ and javascript that he would be able to see what needed to be altered.

This was still new territory for him, so we spent several hours together at my keyboard, trying different code and learning what works and what doesn't. That time together has given us some happy memories of how we got silly and giggled and sometimes snarled at each other when one of us wondered why the other could be so dense. Ultimately, my son did the work on the javascript part while I asked stupid questions, and I did the Classic ASP part. Not too bad for an old broad.

So yes, this solution for doing inline edits of multiple database table rows with Ajax without page refresh IS very SIMPLE and very EASY, just as I wanted! Hopefully, It is simple for anyone to use. It ought to be easy to adapt for use with PHP also.

A demonstration is below. Here is a link to the codepage.

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ID#: 1
Sex: M
Age: 24
wpm: 23
Name: Smurfette digs the lonely goatherd

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ID#: 2
Sex: M
Age: 23
wpm: 98
Name: Blue Velvet Smurf

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ID#: 3
Sex: M
Age: 335
wpm: 35
Name: Smurf says 'bart'

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ID#: 4
Sex: F
Age: 100
wpm: 67
Name: Smurf says 'broke my back on the mountain

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