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how to display selected option in a SELECT menu?

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ColdFusion 9

Hi. I am having a little trouble. I am editing a record that contains data from a SELECT menu. When I view the edit page, how can I get the form to display the selected value in the SELECT menu? Here is what I have so far:

<!--- this query selects PresentationFormat from lookup table LookupPresentationType --->
<cfquery datasource="#APPLICATION.dataSource#" name="GetPres">
        SELECT  PresentationFormat
        FROM    LookupPresentationType
</cfquery>

<p>Indicate whether you are submitting for an oral paper, poster, or either format.</p>

<select size="4" name="PresentationFormat" multiple="no">
                 <option value="">Select Presentation Format:</option>
<cfloop query="GetPres">
<cfoutput>
<option value="#GetPres.PresentationFormat#" <CFIF editAbstract.PresentationFormat IS (not sure what goes here... but you see where I am going with this)>selected</CFIF> >#GetPres.PresentationFormat#</option>
</cfoutput>
</cfloop>  

                </select>  

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Thank you as always. =)

Eric
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Hi Eric!

You would want to match it up to the value you have putting in the VALUE tag: GetPres.PresentationFormat


<option value="#GetPres.PresentationFormat#" <CFIF editAbstract.PresentationFormat IS GetPres.PresentationFormat>selected</CFIF> >#GetPres.PresentationFormat#</option>
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by:Eric Bourland
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Of course. =) Why could I not wrap my head around that?  =)

That worked like a charm.

Thanks as always, gdemaria. Hope you are great, and enjoying the summer.

Eric
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