Load / Set Value on change of SharePoint Drop Down using client script

Do you sometimes wish to make some special form validation or other javascript actions on SharePoint form fields (like for example onchange, onfocus, onblur, etc?). You can add special functions on events to the SharePoint form fields using JavaScript. Use the following codes to do the same;

// The below line is to set onchange event for the dropdown


function SetDropDownEvent()
getField(‘select’,’Category’).onchange = function() {syncDropDowns()};

function getField(fieldType,fieldTitle)
var docTags = document.getElementsByTagName(fieldType);
for (var i=0; i < docTags.length; i++)
if (docTags[i].title == fieldTitle)
return docTags[i]

function syncDropDowns()
itemId = getField(‘select’,’Category’).options[getField(‘select’,’Category’).selectedIndex].value;

var itemId;
var listItem;
var list;
var clientContext;
var value;

function getSetListItem()

this.clientContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current();

if (this.clientContext != undefined && clientContext != null)
var webSite = clientContext.get_web();
this.list = webSite.get_lists().getByTitle(“Category Config”);
this.listItem = list.getItemById(itemId);
this.clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.OnLoadSuccess),
Function.createDelegate(this, this.OnLoadFailed));

function OnLoadSuccess(sender, args)
value = this.listItem.get_item(“Status”);

function OnLoadFailed(sender, args)
alert(‘Request failed. ‘ + args.get_message() + ‘\n’ + args.get_stackTrace());


About Joseph Velliah
As a SharePoint Developer my professional interests tend to be technical and SharePoint focused. I run a blog at "SP RIDER" where you can expect to read HOW TOs and scenarios that I run into during my day to day job. I hope my posts will give back a little to the community that is helped me.

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