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ColdFusion How can I display the users search criteria after hitting the search button?

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I have a binded drop down - Select "Property" and "Projects" will list associated Projects with the Property.

The problem is above the query results displaying what the user queried - If the user clicks on a Property the Projects automatically display, and if the user does not click on a Project:
You searched for: Property = Georgetown Estates  Project/s = All

How can I display the Projects (associated with the Property) without the user clicking on them:
You searched for: Property = Georgetown Estates  Project/s = New Foundation, New Roof

Code displaying what the user queried:
You searched for: Property = #discipline1#  Project/s = #discipline2#

Binded drop down code:

<cfselect name="discipline4" style=width:150px;height:92px; title="Press and hold Ctrl key to select multiple projects" multiple>
    <option value="ALL">ALL</option>
    <cfoutput query="DropDown4">
      <option value="#DropDown4.projectnumber#">#DropDown4.projectnumber#</option>
    </cfoutput>
    <cfselect name="discipline4"
                bind="cfc:MyComponent.getProjects( {discipline1} )"
                value="projectnumber"
                display="projectnumber"/> 

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by:_agx_
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First, the code is a bit confusing since the field names don't match up with your descriptions. To avoid confusion, for now let's call them

<cfselect name="Property" multiple ....>
    <option value="ALL">ALL</option>
    <cfoutput query="DropDown4">
        <option .....</option>
    </cfoutput>
</cfselect>

<cfselect name="Project"
                bind="cfc:MyComponent.getProjects( {Property} )"
                value="projectnumber"
                display="projectnumber"/>


The problem is above the query results displaying what the user queried - If the user clicks on a Property the Projects automatically display, and if the user does not click on a Project:

You searched for: Property = Georgetown Estates Project/s = All

You're saying you already have code that displays the above? Can you post that code and any related cfc queries?
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by:DJPr0
ID: 39995464
Basically I want to display what the Project Multi-select box displays in the query form when a Property is selected. (List Projects associated with Property selected)

Please note, I have a CFComponent which feeds the Project select box from the Property drop-down.

Code for: You searched for: Property = Georgetown Estates Project/s = All
             
 You searched for: Property = #discipline1#  Project/s = #discipline4#

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Part of the query code:

<cfif discipline1 neq "ALL">
		AND Property = '#discipline1#' 
		</cfif>
<cfif discipline4 Is NOT "ALL">
	        AND projectnumber IN (#ListQualify(Form.discipline4,"'")#) 
			</cfif>

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_agx_ earned 2000 total points
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You searched for: Property = #discipline1#  Project/s = #discipline4#

Ok so the reason it's displaying "All" is because that's the value of the FORM field.  

If you want it to display something different you either need to:

a)  Run the cfc query when the page loads

     <cfset obj = createObject("component", "MyComponent")>
     <cfset selectedProjects = obj.getProjects( FORM.ThePropertyField )>
     
Then use valueList to display the query results:
 
   ....
   You searched for: Property = #FORM.ThePropertyField#  
               Project/s = #ValueList(selectedProjects.projectnumber)#


OR

b) If you're automatically repopulating the "Project" list when the page loads, you could create another bind on that field. But that requires using a CFDIV or a CFINPUT, which might not fit with your layout.
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by:_agx_
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> Run the cfc query when the page loads

... or if the "Project" form field can sometimes contain a list of projects, only run the query if the form field value is "ALL".

(Edit)  I'm heading out. It's been a long week.  I'll check back tomorrow.
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by:DJPr0
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Worked great, thanks _agx_!
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