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select()


View Helpers Form Object Functions string controller


Builds and returns a string containing a select form control based on the supplied objectName and property. Note: Pass any additional arguments like class, rel, and id, and the generated tag will also include those values as HTML attributes.

Name Type Required Default Description
objectName any Yes The variable name of the object to build the form control for.
property string Yes The name of the property to use in the form control.
association string No The name of the association that the property is located on. Used for building nested forms that work with nested properties. If you are building a form with deep nesting, simply pass in a list to the nested object, and CFWheels will figure it out.
position string No The position used when referencing a hasMany relationship in the association argument. Used for building nested forms that work with nested properties. If you are building a form with deep nestings, simply pass in a list of positions, and CFWheels will figure it out.
options any No A collection to populate the select form control with. Can be a query recordset or an array of objects.
includeBlank any No false Whether to include a blank option in the select form control. Pass true to include a blank line or a string that should represent what display text should appear for the empty value (for example, "- Select One -").
valueField string No The column or property to use for the value of each list element. Used only when a query or array of objects has been supplied in the options argument.
textField string No The column or property to use for the value of each list element that the end user will see. Used only when a query or array of objects has been supplied in the options argument.
label string No useDefaultLabel The label text to use in the form control.
labelPlacement string No around Whether to place the label before, after, or wrapped around the form control. Label text placement can be controlled using aroundLeft or aroundRight.
prepend string No String to prepend to the form control. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
append string No String to append to the form control. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
prependToLabel string No String to prepend to the form control's label. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
appendToLabel string No String to append to the form control's label. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
errorElement string No span HTML tag to wrap the form control with when the object contains errors.
errorClass string No field-with-errors The class name of the HTML tag that wraps the form control when there are errors.
encode any No true When set to true, encodes tag content, attribute values, and URLs so that Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks can be prevented. Set to attributes to only encode attribute values and not tag content.
// Example 1: Basic `select` field with `label` and required `objectName` and `property` arguments
// - Controller code
authors = model("author").findAll();
<!--- View code--->
#select(objectName="book", property="authorId", options=authors)#
// Example 2: Shows `select` fields for selecting order statuses for all shipments provided by the `orders` association and nested properties
// Controller code
shipment = model("shipment").findByKey(key=params.key, where="shipments.statusId=#application.NEW_STATUS_ID#", include="order");
statuses = model("status").findAll(order="name");
<!--- View code--->
<cfloop from="1" to="#ArrayLen(shipments.orders)#" index="i">
#select(label="Order #shipments.orders[i].orderNum#", objectName="shipment", association="orders", position=i, property="statusId", options=statuses)#
</cfloop>

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