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Posted on 2014-12-30
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Hi,
 
 I have a field called "(Order)Processor" and on order form, I have the following code:

                  <CFSELECT NAME="Processor">
                        <OPTION VALUE="amy@abc.com">Amy
                        <OPTION VALUE="lyndsay@abc.com">Lyndsay
                        <OPTION VALUE="shari@abc.com">Shari
                        <OPTION VALUE="teri@abc.com">Teri
                  </CFSELECT>

When Shari is chosen in drop-down, then the system actually stores "shari@abc.com" in the table and no problem here.
But when I query the record that has processor with "shari@abc.com", how can I display the drop-down menu using CFSELECT and make sure Shari is selected but list other processor names (Amy, Lyndsay and Teri) at the same time so that users can pick another order processor if they like to do so?

<CFQUERY NAME="FindOrder" DATASOURCE="Order">
      Select      *
      FROM      Orders
    WHERE   ID = #cfgridkey#
</CFQUERY>

Note. I don't have a separate table that stores (order) processor names and their email addresses.
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gdemaria earned 2000 total points
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You want to add CFIF statements as shown below.
I don't know the variable you have that holds the current processor's email address, so I made up currentProcessor.   Just replace this word with the variable that holds the email of the person selected.  My example is on the first two, you want to do it in all.

I do suggest that you create a table of these people and use the ID instead of their email address.   If their email address changes, you are in some big trouble!

          <CFSELECT NAME="Processor">
                        <OPTION VALUE="amy@abc.com" <cfif currentProcessor is "amy@abc.com">selected</cfif>  >Amy
                        <OPTION VALUE="lyndsay@abc.com" <cfif currentProcessor is "lyndsay@abc.com">selected</cfif>>Lyndsay
                        <OPTION VALUE="shari@abc.com">Shari
                        <OPTION VALUE="teri@abc.com">Teri
                  </CFSELECT>

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by:sglee
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Let me try that.
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by:sglee
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That works great.
In hindsight, I should have created a table. I did not think it would matter.
Good thing is that email addresses won't change although the company may hire a new person or loose existing people.
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by:_agx_
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>> If their email address changes, you are in some big trouble!

Also, embedding email addresses in the html attracts spammers.
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by:sglee
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>>embedding email addresses in the html attracts spammers.

well noted.
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