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Thread began 5/16/2012 4:33 pm by msummers194171 | Last modified 5/25/2012 1:30 pm by msummers194171 | 1054 views | 11 replies

msummers194171

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  this is a badly set up page and a badly set up database.

it looks like you are trying to store it looks like your select list is a multiple select list which would mean that projects are stored as a comma separated list to the database.

this is a bad practice. this is not the correct way to create a many to many relationship  



Nope, that's not how it is at all.

The projects records each include a project category field as an enum field. I have a recordset on that page that does a SELECT DISTINCT on that field - thus, the recordset ($row_WADAProject) thus contains a single instance of each project category. This recordset is used only to populate that select tag. As I'm stepping through that recordset I want to compare each project category to the category in the record specified by the passed ID, and when they match, add the "selected" attribute to the associated <option> tag.

Each project in the projects table will belong only to a single project category.

Does that help you understand what I am doing? I want a list of categories with the category applicable to the given record already selected.

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