How do I: Cfform- cfselect- bind - Show cities in a drop down when state is selected

Posted on 2009-04-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I am attempting to bind a cfselect to show the cities that are in the state they select on a cfform.


<cfselect name="state" size="1" id="state"class="style3">

                                                                          <option value="Select" selected>Select State</option>

                                                                          <option value="AK">AK</option>

                                                                          <option value="AL">AL</option>

                                                                          <option value="AR">AR</option>

                                                                          <option value="AZ">AZ</option>

                                                                          <option value="CA">CA</option>

                                                                          <option value="CO">CO</option>

                                                                          <option value="CT">CT</option>

                                                                          <option value="DC">DC</option>

                                                                          <option value="DE">DE</option>

                                                                          <option value="FL">FL</option>

                                                                          <option value="GA">GA</option>

                                                                          <option value="HI">HI</option>

                                                                          <option value="IA">IA</option>

                                                                          <option value="ID">ID</option>

                                                                          <option value="IL">IL</option>

                                                                          <option value="IN">IN</option>

                                                                          <option value="KS">KS</option>

                                                                          <option value="KY">KY</option>

                                                                          <option value="LA">LA</option>

                                                                          <option value="MA">MA</option>

                                                                          <option value="MD">MD</option>

                                                                          <option value="ME">ME</option>

                                                                          <option value="MI">MI</option>

                                                                          <option value="MN">MN</option>

                                                                          <option value="MO">MO</option>

                                                                          <option value="MS">MS</option>

                                                                          <option value="MT">MT</option>

                                                                          <option value="NC">NC</option>

                                                                          <option value="ND">ND</option>

                                                                          <option value="NE">NE</option>

                                                                          <option value="NH">NH</option>

                                                                          <option value="NJ">NJ</option>

                                                                          <option value="NM">NM</option>

                                                                          <option value="NV">NV</option>

                                                                          <option value="NY">NY</option>

                                                                          <option value="OH">OH</option>

                                                                          <option value="OK">OK</option>

                                                                          <option value="OR">OR</option>

                                                                          <option value="PA">PA</option>

                                                                          <option value="RI">RI</option>

                                                                          <option value="SC">SC</option>

                                                                          <option value="SD">SD</option>

                                                                          <option value="TN">TN</option>

                                                                          <option value="TX">TX</option>

                                                                          <option value="UT">UT</option>

                                                                          <option value="VT">VT</option>

                                                                          <option value="VA">VA</option>

                                                                          <option value="WA">WA</option>

                                                                          <option value="WI">WI</option>

                                                                          <option value="WV">WV</option>

                                                                          <option value="WY">WY</option>

                                                                          <option value="ZZ">ZZ</option>


<cfselect name="city"

            bind="cfc:citylookup.cityfind({state})" />

 (I have no idea how to show values in drop down with cfc)

CFC: citylookup.cfc

<cfcomponent output="false">

<cfset THIS.dsn="mydsn">

   <cffunction name="cityfind" access="remote" returnType="array">

      <cfargument name="state" type="string" required="true">

      <!--- Define variables --->

      <cfset var data="">

      <cfset var result=ArrayNew(1)>

      <cfset var i=0>

      <!--- Get data --->

      <cfquery datasource="#THIS.dsn#" name="data">

      SELECT city

      FROM Zipcodeworld

      WHERE state = '#ARGUMENTS.state#'

      ORDER BY City



      <!--- Convert results to array --->

      <cfloop index="i" from="1" to="#data.RecordCount#">


         <cfset result[i][1][i]>


      <!--- And return it --->

      <cfreturn result>


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azadisaryev earned 500 total points
ID: 24057001
first, you no longer need to convert the query to an array an return that array from your cfc function - CF8 supports plain old query to populate your cfselect.
so you can change your cfc function to a simple:

<cffunction name="cityfind" access="remote" returnType="QUERY">
  <cfargument name="state" type="string" required="true">
  <!--- Define variables --->
  <cfset var data="">
  <!--- Get data --->
  <cfquery datasource="#THIS.dsn#" name="data">
  SELECT city
  FROM Zipcodeworld
  WHERE state = <cfqueryparam cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar" value="#ARGUMENTS.state#">
  <cfreturn data />

> I have no idea how to show values in drop down with cfc

by using DISPLAY and VALUE attributes and specifying in them a query column (city for both in your case, since your query returns one column only):

<cfselect name="city" bind="cfc:citylookup.cityfind({state})" DISPLAY="city" VALUE="city" />


Author Comment

ID: 24057129
HMMMMM. I used that exact code and it did not place values in city cfselect after selecting a state.

I tried.

<cfselect name="city" bind="cfc:citylookup.cityfind({state})" DISPLAY="city" VALUE="city" />

<cfselect name="city" bind="cfc:citylookup.cityfind({state})" DISPLAY="" VALUE="" />

<cfselect name="city" bind="cfc:citylookup.cityfind({state})" DISPLAY="" VALUE="" />

No Luck.....
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Assisted Solution

azadisaryev earned 500 total points
ID: 24057669
oh, right, cfselect must have a closing </cfselect> tag for this to work - it does not work with <cfselect .. /> syntax:

<cfselect name="city" bind="cfc:citylookup.cityfind({state})" DISPLAY="city" VALUE="city"></cfselect>


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