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How to add functionality to this select box?

How can I change this select drop-down list to have the previous 3 months from the current month listed in the drop-down, but still default to the current month?

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<SELECT NAME= "CurntDate">

<cfloop index="idx" from="1" to="12">    
<OPTION VALUE="#DateFormat(CurntDate, 'mm/dd/yyyy')#">#DateFormat(CurntDate, 'mmmm yyyy')#</option>
<cfset CurntDate = DateAdd("m", 1, CurntDate)>
</cfloop>
</SELECT>

/************************************************/
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winninglCommented:

try

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<SELECT NAME= "CurntDate">

<cfloop index="idx" from="1" to="12">    
<OPTION VALUE="#DateFormat(CurntDate, 'mm/dd/yyyy')#"
<cfif #idx# is #month(Now())#>
selected</cfif> >
#DateFormat(CurntDate, 'mmmm yyyy')#</option>
<cfset CurntDate = DateAdd("m", 1, CurntDate)>
</cfloop>
</SELECT>

winningl
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g118481Commented:
winningl,

I tried your code, however, it does not produce three months prior to the current month, and it selects three months forward of the current month in the field.

Any other ideas?  I really appreciate your help!
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winninglCommented:

try

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<SELECT NAME= "CurntDate">

<cfloop index="idx" from="1" to="12">    
<OPTION VALUE="#DateFormat(CurntDate, 'mm/dd/yyyy')#"
<cfif #idx# is #month(Now())#>
selected</cfif> >
#DateFormat(CurntDate, 'mmmm yyyy')#</option>
<cfset CurntDate = DateAdd("m", 1, CurntDate)>
</cfloop>
</SELECT>

winningl
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winninglCommented:


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<cfset startDate = DateAdd("m", -3, Now())>
<SELECT NAME= "CurntDate">

<cfloop index="idx" from=#month(startDate)# to=#month(Now())#>    
<OPTION VALUE="#DateFormat(startDate, 'mm/dd/yyyy')#"
<cfif #idx# is #month(Now())#>
selected</cfif> >
#DateFormat(startdate, 'mmmm yyyy')#</option>
<cfset startdate= DateAdd("m", 1, startdate)>
</cfloop>
</SELECT>

winningl
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g118481Commented:
winningl,

your most recent code seems to be the same as your previous example.  Am I missing something here?

Thanks again for your time.
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g118481Commented:
winningl,

I tried your most recent code.
When I run the web page it is in, it is blank.
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reitzenCommented:
Your select is blank because nothing is being output.  Simply wrap the DateFormat line with a set of <CFOUTPUT> tags.
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cgttsp01Author Commented:
reitzen,

I really wish you were correct, however, I already had <CFOUTPUT> tags wrapped around it, and it still produces nothing in the drop-down.

Any other suggestions?
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dawesiCommented:
Try this little gem...

<SELECT NAME="CurrentDate" STYLE="width:100;">
     <CFLOOP INDEX="Count" FROM="0" TO="-2" STEP="-1">
          <OPTION VALUE="#Month(DateAdd("m",Count,Now()))#">#MonthAsString(Month(DateAdd("m",Count,Now())))#</OPTION>
     </CFLOOP>
</SELECT>
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cgttsp01Author Commented:
dawesi,

I'm suprised you submitted your last code as a "Porposed Answer" , because if you had tested it you would have seen that it does not come close to my requirements.

However, I do appreciate your efforts.

This is a reitteration of my requirements:
1. The select box needs to show the 12 months of the year.
2. The current month needs to show automatically in the box.
3. When the drop-down is selected, in order to view the drop-down contents, the future month needs to be next in line.
4. At least the previous 3 months from the present month needs to preceed the current month in the drop-down list.

If I have not stated these clearly enough, please let me know.
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dawesiCommented:
All right I was tired...sorry...

1 yep, 2 yep, 3 yep, 4 yep all accounted for

Luv and free code,
Dawesi xxoo

<SELECT NAME="CurrentDate">
     <CFLOOP INDEX="Count" FROM="-3" TO="9" STEP="1">
          <OPTION VALUE="#Month(DateAdd("m",Count,Now()))#" <CFIF DateAdd("m",Count,Now()) EQ DateAdd("m",0,Now())> SELECTED</CFIF>>#MonthAsString(Month(DateAdd("m",Count,Now())))#</OPTION>
     </CFLOOP>
</SELECT>
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jimmy282Commented:
The loop should go from -3 to 8 instead of -3 to 9

Jimmy
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dawesiCommented:
it's getting late here in Sydney...
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YogCommented:
you can actually add -1 in dateadd to get the previous month same date

#DateFormat(DateAdd("m", -1, "03/13/2002"))#

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cgttsp01Author Commented:
dawesi,

Your code looks and works great.
However, there is one final thing that needs worked out.

If you look at my original code, you will see that I need the "options" in the select drop-down to format the month as "mm/dd/yyy" (ex. 03/01/2002) and I need the viewable output (what the user sees) to be "mm yyyy" (ex. March 2002).

I know you have worked hard on this question, and I appreciate it.  Also, I have increased the points to "100" compensate you for that time.

Thanks again.
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dawesiCommented:
Take away the MonthAsString(Month( )) and use
DateFormat( x

<SELECT NAME="CurrentDate">
    <CFLOOP INDEX="Count" FROM="-3" TO="9" STEP="1">
         <OPTION VALUE="#Month(DateAdd("m",Count,Now()))#" <CFIF DateAdd("m",Count,Now()) EQ DateAdd("m",0,Now())>
SELECTED</CFIF>>#DateFormat(DateAdd("m",Count,Now()),'mm yyyy')#</OPTION>
    </CFLOOP>
</SELECT>
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cgttsp01Author Commented:
this works great!
thanks
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