I solved the problem by using a different frame for each drop down
menu. In my case I had 5 drop down menus interacting together and
selecting their values from the database.
Then I'm passing the value of each variable to the other frames
(affected by the selection) using a javascript function (called by
onchange in the select form). The same javascript function can also
check the value of all the different select forms displayed in
different frames...
To pass the value on to the next frame, I used :
wininfo = open(myStr, "theframename");

There might be a better solution though (I'm completely new to php)

Hope this helps

>I'm working on a webpage that will display a list of names and
>locations held within a mysql db.  Once the list is displayed, the
>names and locations are sortable Ascending and Descending by
>clicking on the column title.  However, I'm trying to incorporate a
>drop down menu that will allow you to specify the location you want
>to view so that you don't have to look at the entire list, only
>those with the selected location.
>Within my dropdown menu the variable name is 'Select' which I then
>include in a mysql_query WHERE statement.  For example
>mysql_query(SELECT * from data WHERE state = '$Select' $orderby
>$sortorder)  the $orderby and $sortorder are strings which contain
>the statements for ordering and sorting.  Very similar to Chap. 11
>of PHP4 for Beginners (Wrox).
>I can get this to display correctly when originally done but if I
>want to the sort the smaller list, I cannot figure out how to get
>the $Select variable to continue to hold the correct state.  What
>has been happening is when I click to sort either ascending or
>descending, that variable ends up with nothing in it and my results
>are way off.  I'm using $PHP_SELF?show_names&state=$Select
>(show_names is a function for listing the names and locations) but
>the $Select variable seems to be emptying out when I do this.
>My dropdown list is not contained within the function.  Is this a problem?
>Hope this made sense.
>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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