Is not showing anything, or showing “undefined”

Tags: javascript,html,css

Problem :

First off, here's the fiddle:

When you get the end of the form, you should see a confirmation page.

<span id="display_fname"></span>

works fine on page two (the headline should show the first name you entered), but does not work on the confirmation page. It is only showing the last name and I cannot figure out why.


<p>City: <span id="display_city"></span></p><br>
<p>State: <span id="display_state"></span></p><br>
<p>Zip: <span id="display_zip"></p></span><br>
<p>Date of Birth: <span id="display_birth"></span></p><br>
<p>Monthly Income: <span id="display_income"></span></p><br>
<p>Bank Account Number: <span id="display_account"></span></p><br>
<p>Routing Number: <span id="display_routing"></span></p><br> showing "undefined" and I'm at a loss as to why that is.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

In case you need it here, here is the full HTML (my js is hardcoded into the HTML):

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="author" content="Tech Consulting, LLC.">
    <link rel="icon" href="../../favicon.ico">

    <title>Street Cred</title>

    <link href="css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="css/jumbotron-narrow.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/font-awesome.min.css">
    <link href='' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link href=',900' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

        form#multiphase{ border:#000 1px solid; padding:24px; width:350px; }
        form#multiphase > #phase2, #phase3, #show_all_data{ display:none; }



    <div class="container">

      <div class="header clearfix">
      <i class="fa fa-chevron-circle-left fa-5x"></i>
        <progress id="progressBar" value="0" max="100" style="width:250px;"></progress>
        <!--<progress id="progressBar" class="green glow" value="0" max="100" style="width:250px;"> -->
            <span style="width: 40%" value="0" max="100"></span>
      <i class="fa fa-chevron-circle-right fa-5x"></i>
        <div id="phase1a">
            <div class="contact-greeting">
              <h1>Let's get to know each other.</h1>
              <p>Before we can get you the device you want, we need to know a little bit about you.</p>

        <div id="phase2a">
            <div class="contact-greeting">
              <h1>Nice to meet you, <span id="display_fname"></span>! Next we need your current address.</h1>
              <p>Providing your address helps us determine your loan amount.</p>

        <div id="phase3a">
            <div class="contact-greeting">
              <h1>Tell us about your finances.</h1>
              <p>Don't worry. Your information is not stored on this device or shared with any third parties.</p>

      <div id="phase4a">
            <div class="contact-greeting">
              <h1>How do we get in touch with you?</h1>
              <p>We'll send a copy of your application results to this email.<br>
              Use your existing mobile phone number if possible.</p>

        <div id="phase5a">
            <div class="contact-greeting">
              <h1>How much money did you want?</h1>
              <p>Drag the slider to choose the amount that you want.</p>

        <div id="show_all_dataa">
            <div class="contact-greeting">
              <h1>Is this information correct?</h1>
              <p>Please click the back button to change any information.</p>

      <div class="jumbotron">

      <!-- <progress id="progressBar" value="0" max="100" style="width:250px;"></progress> -->
      <!-- <progress id="progressbar" class="green glow" >
    <span style="width: 40%" value="0" max="100"></span>
</progress> -->
        <!-- <h3 id="status">Phase 1 of 3</h3> -->
        <div id="form-main">
          <div id="form-div">
            <form id="multiphase" onsubmit="return false">

<!-- =====PHASE 1 INFORMATION===== -->

              <div id="phase1">
                <div class="names">
                    <p class="fname">First Name*</p>
                    <p class="lname">Last Name*</p>
                    <input name="fname" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyLetter],length[0,100]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="fname" >
                    <input name="lname" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyLetter],length[0,100]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="lname" >

                  <button onclick="processPhase1()" id="button-blue">Continue</button>

<!-- =====PHASE 2 INFORMATION===== -->

              <div id="phase2">
                <div class="address-label">
                    <p class="fname">Address 1*</p>
                    <input name="place" type="text" class="validate[required,length[0,100]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="place" >
                <div class="address-label">
                    <p class="fname">Address 2</p>
                    <input name="place2" type="text" class="validate[required,length[0,100]] feedback-input"placeholder="Apt, Ste, etc." id="place2" >
                    <div class="address-label">
                        <p class="city-label">City*</p><p class="state-label">State*</p><p class="zip-label">Zip*</p>
                <div class="citystate">
                            <input name="city" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyLetter],length[0,100]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="city" >

                            <select name="state" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyLetter],length[0,2]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="state" ><option value="">
                                </option><option value="AK"  >AK</option>
                                <option value="AL"  >AL</option>
                                <option value="AR"  >AR</option>
                                <option value="AZ"  >AZ</option>
                                <option value="CA"  >CA</option>
                                <option value="CO"  >CO</option>
                                <option value="CT"  >CT</option>
                                <option value="DC"  >DC</option>
                                <option value="DE"  >DE</option>
                                <option value="FL"  >FL</option>
                                <option value="GA"  >GA</option>
                                <option value="HI"  >HI</option>
                                <option value="IA"  >IA</option>
                                <option value="ID"  >ID</option>
                                <option value="IL"  >IL</option>
                                <option value="IN"  >IN</option>
                                <option value="KS"  >KS</option>
                                <option value="KY"  >KY</option>
                                <option value="LA"  >LA</option>
                                <option value="MA"  >MA</option>
                                <option value="MD"  >MD</option>
                                <option value="ME"  >ME</option>
                                <option value="MI"  >MI</option>
                                <option value="MN"  >MN</option>
                                <option value="MO"  >MO</option>
                                <option value="MS"  >MS</option>
                                <option value="MT"  >MT</option>
                                <option value="NC"  >NC</option>
                                <option value="ND"  >ND</option>
                                <option value="NE"  >NE</option>
                                <option value="NH"  >NH</option>
                                <option value="NJ"  >NJ</option>
                                <option value="NM"  >NM</option>
                                <option value="NV"  >NV</option>
                                <option value="NY"  >NY</option>
                                <option value="OH"  >OH</option>
                                <option value="OK"  >OK</option>
                                <option value="OR"  >OR</option>
                                <option value="PA"  >PA</option>
                                <option value="PR"  >PR</option>
                                <option value="RI"  >RI</option>
                                <option value="SC"  >SC</option>
                                <option value="SD"  >SD</option>
                                <option value="TN"  >TN</option>
                                <option value="TX"  >TX</option>
                                <option value="UT"  >UT</option>
                                <option value="VA"  >VA</option>
                                <option value="VT"  >VT</option>
                                <option value="WA"  >WA</option>
                                <option value="WI"  >WI</option>
                                <option value="WV"  >WV</option>
                                <option value="WY"  >WY</option>

                            <input name="zip" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyNumber],length[0,5]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="zip">
                        <div class="address-label">
                            <p class="lived-label">How long have you lived there?*</p>
                    <select name="years" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyLetter],length[0,2]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="years" ><option value=""></option>
                        <option value="0"  >Less than 1 yr.</option>
                        <option value="3"  >1 to 3 yrs.</option>
                        <option value="5"  >3 to 5 yrs.</option>
                        <option value="10"  >More than 5 yrs.</option>
                  <button onclick="processPhase2()" id="button-blue" class="button-pg-2">Continue</button>

<!-- =====PHASE 3 INFORMATION===== -->

              <div id="phase3">
               <div class="dob">
                  <div class="address-label">
                    <p class="birth-label">Date of birth*</p><p class="income-label">Monthly Income*</p>
                    <input name="birth" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[birth]] feedback-input" id="birth" placeholder="MM/DD/YYYY" >

                    <select name="income" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyLetter],length[0,2]] feedback-input" placeholder="" id="income" ><option value=""></option>
                        <option value="0"  >Less than $1000.</option>
                        <option value="3"  >$1200-$1500</option>
                        <option value="5"  >$1500-$1700</option>
                        <option value="10"  >$1700-$2000</option>
                        <option value="10"  >More than $2000</option>

               <div class="bank">
                  <div class="address-label">
                    <p class="birth-label">Bank Account Number*</p><p class="income-label">Routing Number*</p>
                    <input name="account" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[account]] feedback-input" id="account" placeholder="" >

                    <input name="routing" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[routing]] feedback-input" id="routing" placeholder="" >

                  <button onclick="processPhase3()" id="button-blue">Continue</button>

<!-- =====PHASE 4 INFORMATION===== -->

              <div id="phase4">
                    <div class="email">
                      <div class="address-label">
                        <p class="birth-label">Email</p><p class="income-label">Confirm Email</p>
                        <input name="email" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[email]] feedback-input" id="email" placeholder="" >

                        <input name="emailconfirm" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[emailconfirm]] feedback-input" id="emailconfirm" placeholder="" >

                    <div class="phone">
                      <div class="address-label">
                        <p class="birth-label">Phone Number</p>
                        <input name="phone" type="text" class="validate[required,custom[onlyNumber],length[0,10]] feedback-input" id="phone" placeholder="" >

                    <button onclick="processPhase4()" id="button-blue">Continue</button>

<!-- =====PHASE 5 INFORMATION===== -->

              <div id="phase5">
                    <div class="container-slider">
                        <div class="slider">
                            <output id="rangevalue">1000</output><br>
                            <div class="min-max"><p class="min">$500 Min</p><p class="max">$1500 Max</p></div>
                                <input type = "range" min="500" max="1500" step="10"onchange="rangevalue.value=value" id="range"/>

                        <div class="slider-cont">
                            <button onclick="show_all_data()" id="button-blue">Continue</button>

<!-- =====CONFIRMATION PHASE===== -->

              <div id="show_all_data">
                <p>Name: <span id="display_fname"></span> <span id="display_lname"></span> </p><br>
                <p>Address: <span id="display_place"></span> <span id="display_place1"></span> </p><br>
                <p>City: <span id="display_city"></span></p><br>
                <p>State: <span id="display_state"></span></p><br>
                <p>Zip: <span id="display_zip"></p></span><br>
                <p>Date of Birth: <span id="display_birth"></span></p><br>
                <p>Monthly Income: <span id="display_income"></span></p><br>
                <p>Bank Account Number: <span id="display_account"></span></p><br>
                <p>Routing Number: <span id="display_routing"></span></p><br>
                <p>Email: <span id="display_Email"></span></p><br>
                <p>Phone Number: <span id="display_phone"></span></p><br>
                <button onclick="submitForm()" id="button-blue">Submit Data</button>

              <!--<div class="submit">
                <input type="submit" value="SEND" id="button-blue"/>
                <div class="ease"></div>


      <div class="row marketing-contact">

    <!-- IE10 viewport hack for Surface/desktop Windows 8 bug -->
    <script src="../../assets/js/ie10-viewport-bug-workaround.js"></script>

        var fname, lname, email, emailconfirm, phone, place, place2, city, state, zip, birth, account, income, routing, range;
        function _(x){
            return document.getElementById(x);
        function processPhase1(){
            fname = _("fname").value;
            lname = _("lname").value;
            if(fname.length > 2 && lname.length > 2){
                _("phase1").style.display = "none";
                _("phase1a").style.display = "none";
                _("phase2").style.display = "block";
                _("phase2a").style.display = "block";
                _("display_fname").innerHTML = fname;
                <!-- _("display_lname").innerHTML = lname; -->
                _("progressBar").value = 20;
            } else {
                alert("Please fill in the fields.");    
        function processPhase2(){
            place = _("place").value;
            if(place.length > 1){
                _("phase2").style.display = "none";
                _("phase2a").style.display = "none";
                _("phase3").style.display = "block";
                _("phase3a").style.display = "block";
                _("progressBar").value = 40;
            } else {
                alert("Please make sure all fields are entered.");  
        function processPhase3(){
            routing = _("routing").value;
            if(routing.length > 1){
                _("phase3").style.display = "none";
                _("phase3a").style.display = "none";
                _("phase4").style.display = "block";
                _("phase4a").style.display = "block";
                _("progressBar").value = 60;
            } else {
                alert("Please make sure all fields are entered.");  
        function processPhase4(){
            email = _("email").value;
            if(email.length > 0){
                _("phase4").style.display = "none";
                _("phase4a").style.display = "none";
                _("phase5").style.display = "block";
                _("phase5a").style.display = "block";
                _("progressBar").value = 80;
            } else {
                alert("Please fill in everything.");    
        function show_all_data(){
            email = _("email").value;
            if(email.length > 0){
                _("phase5").style.display = "none";
                _("phase5a").style.display = "none";
                _("show_all_data").style.display = "block";
                _("show_all_dataa").style.display = "block";
                _("display_fname").innerHTML = fname;
                _("display_lname").innerHTML = lname;
                _("display_place").innerHTML = place;

                _("display_city").innerHTML = city;
                _("display_state").innerHTML = state;
                _("display_zip").innerHTML = zip;
                _("display_birth").innerHTML = birth;
                _("display_income").innerHTML = income;
                _("display_account").innerHTML = account;
                _("display_routing").innerHTML = routing;
                _("display_email").innerHTML = email;
                _("display_phone").innerHTML = phone;
                _("display_range").innerHTML = range;
                _("progressBar").value = 100;
                _("status").innerHTML = "Data Overview";
            } else {
                alert("Please fill in everything.");    
        function submitForm(){
            _("multiphase").method = "post";
            _("multiphase").action = "insert_form.php";


Solution :

You haven't set the values for the elements which show up as undefined. For instance, in processPhase2(), you set place = _("place").value; but there are no fields capturing a field named place. And, you never set the values for city, state, zip. Go back and revisit each section and ensure that the values are being stored for later retrieval.

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