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Using addComparisonFromList

Thread began 5/11/2012 11:34 am by jay.malik396220 | Last modified 5/11/2012 5:58 pm by Jason Byrnes | 654 views | 5 replies |

jay.malik396220

Using addComparisonFromList

Have a select list and need to have the default option "All" return all records, then have remaining options filter records appropriately.

what is the correct way to use the search.

I have the following code where status is the column and S-status is the select field on the form.

$WADbSearch1->addComparisonFromList("status","S_status","AND","Includes",0);

Can't get this to work - no records show.

The "All" list item has a null value.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the value for the all list item needs to be left blank:

<option value="">Show All</option>

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jay.malik396220

Great, now the inevitable follow up

That worked on our page which has search above the results.

Only challenge now is that the serach field does not retain the value selected for the search. Suggestions?

I tried using code like this:


$status_array = array("All", "New Call", "IR in Progress", "Requires Follow-up", "Quote", "Complete", "Closed");
for($i=0;$i<count($status_array);$i++)
{
if($status == $status_array[$i]){ $selected = "selected"; }
$option_Status .= "<option value=\"$status_array[$i]\" $selected>$status_array[$i]</option>\n";
$selected = "";
}

<option selected="selected"><?php print $option_status; ?></option>

But the page blew up on the search.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

not really sure form the code snippet, but shouldn't:
<option selected="selected"><?php print $option_status; ?></option>


be just:
<?php print $option_status; ?>


at the end of the day you are suing custom code for creating the select list, so it is going to be pretty difficult for me to troubleshoot this for you.

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jay.malik396220

You are correct and I had since fixed this

So the question really is where can I best trap the last list item selection before the search takes place.

The problem is that $status is null before reaching the loop:

$status = trim($_POST['S_status']);
.
.
.
$status_array = array("", "New Call", "IR in Progress", "Requires Follow-up", "Quote", "Complete", "Closed");
for($i=0;$i<count($status_array);$i++)
{
if($status == $status_array[$i]){ $selected = "selected"; }
$option_status .= "<option value=\"$status_array[$i]\" $selected>$status_array[$i]</option>\n";
$selected = "";
}

so the "" select item is always being marked as selected. $status should have retained the last entered value, then set selected to that list item.

$option_status keeps being set to the following in this loop:

<option value="" selected></option>
<option value="New Call" >New Call</option>
<option value="IR in Progress" >IR in Progress</option>
<option value="Requires Follow-up" >Requires Follow-up</option>
<option value="Quote" >Quote</option>
<option value="Complete" >Complete</option>
<option value="Closed" >Closed</option>

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

it's hard for me to tell only seeing the small snippet. Are you sure the method of the form is to post? if this code
$status = trim($_POST['S_status']);

is always returning "", then perhaps the form isn't sending the info using the post array, but using the GET array instead.

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