Update information


I’m working on a project involving an online database, now I have entered some information into the db.
The thing I want to do is to update this information with a popup.
The way I have it now is that I have a presentationpage and on that page I would like to have a link that says update.
When I click the link a popup should appear with a form in it that I can use to update the information in the db, close the popup and update the presentationpage.

Now, creating a popup with a form and updating the database is not the problem, the problem is that I dont know how to make the connection between the popup and the main-page when the update is done.

I hope that I have made myself understandable…


You should be able to do this with a piece of JavaScript linked to submitting the form:

<form action="YOUR_URL" method="POST" onsubmit="update_parent()">
... your form elements ...

function update_parent() {

NOTE: this code was a 5-second nobrainer (I know the ‘opener’ part is correct though), so it may not work, but at least it’ll give you an idea of what to look for.


Thank you so much, it works great with a small modification.

function update_parent() { 
  window.opener.location.href = window.opener.location.href;