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selectTag()


View Helpers Form Tag Functions string controller


Builds and returns a string containing a select form control based on the supplied name and options. 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
name string Yes Name to populate in tag's name attribute.
options any Yes A collection to populate the select form control with. Can be a query recordset or an array of objects.
selected string No Value of option that should be selected by default.
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 -").
multiple boolean No false Whether to allow multiple selection of options in the select form control.
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 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.
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.
// Controller code
cities = model("city").findAll()>
<!--- View code--->
#selectTag(name="cityId", options=cities)#
<!--- Do this when CFWheels isn't grabbing the correct values for the `option`s' values and display texts--->
#selectTag(name="cityId", options=cities, valueField="id", textField="name")#

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