Sharath Chandra Sharath Chandra - 1 year ago 134
Javascript Question

disabling and enabling enter keypress event in javascript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<script src=""></script>

if (event.which == '13') {





<form id = "form1" action ='<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>' method = "post">
<input type = "text" name = 'i' id = 'i' autofocus>
<input type = "text" name = 'j' id = 'j'>
<input type = "submit" name = 'submit' value = 'submit'>



echo $_POST['i'];
echo $_POST['j'];


In the above code, I initially disable enter key press event. I am using a barcode scanner which already gives a carriage return. This lets me focus to the next input field after the first input field is scanned using the barcode scanner. However i wish to submit the form when the second field is input with data through the scanner. How do I achieve this?

Answer Source

First add oninput function to the input tag with id j

<input type = "text" name = 'j' id = 'j' oninput="clickSubmitButton()">

Then provide id to submit button.

<input type = "submit" name = 'submit' id='submitbutton' value = 'submit'>

At last add the javascript code to click the button automatically.

function clickSubmitButton(){
document.getElementById("submitbutton").click(); //id of the submit button to be clicked
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