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I need to implement a select list (something like auto-complete in JQuery UI) with a Go button on a mini-panel (or block). I can do this in Javascript. When the user selects a value, a corresponding page (for example: article) URL is computed.

Assuming we know the URL of that page, how do I get Drupal to jump to that page when the user clicks on the Go button? I am no expert in PHP, but could implement some if necessary, or is there a better solution?

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If the whole implementation (including the URL computing) is done on the client side with javascript then the easiest solution would be to simply use code like the following:

$('#go_button_id').click(function() {
  location.href = 'url_to_the_computed_page';
});

On the server side you could use Drupal's block hooks and form API to create a block with a simple form and then use $form_state['redirect'] = 'url_to_the_computed_page'; in the form submission handler for the redirect.

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  • Ok, thanks. I was thinking the same since everything was on the client side. – Jérôme Verstrynge Feb 7 '12 at 5:37

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