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Posted on 2015-01-31
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I am building a website and using the CMS Expressionengine.  I am building a form within a module and it is being displayed on a web page

My Function queries a database table and brings back a list of states.  The states are included within a Select / options dropdown .  What I am not clear on how to do is to make the <option> loop with the state name, so I have 500 <option> choices.

My Website Form: (My issue is on line 15)
{exp:states:stateids form="yes"}
<div class="quote-cont">               
	<div class="index-plug-content">
		<span class="content-white-med">
		Insurance for Bicycles
		</span>
	</div>
	<div class="quote-title-cont">
		<span class="quote-title">Get a QUICK QUOTE</span>
	</div><div class="bike-value">
		<input type="text" name="bike_value" id="bike_value" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['bike_value'])) {echo $_POST['bike_value'];} else {echo 'Bike Value';} ?>"  onfocus="this.value='';" />
	</div><div class="bike-state">
		<select name="bike_state" id="bike_state">
			<div><option value="" style="display:none">Choose State</option></div>
<option name="bike_state" class="option-center" value="{state_fee}">{state_name}</option>
//  I need the above line to loop  //
			
		</select>
	</div><div class="email-value">
		<input type="text" name="email_value" id="email_value" value="<?php if(isset($_POST['email_value'])) {echo $_POST['email_value'];} else {echo 'Email Address';} ?>" onfocus="this.value='';" />
	</div><div class="quote-submit">
		<input class="submit" type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" value="Generate Custom Quote" />
		<input type="hidden" name="get_quote" value="TRUE" />
	</div>
</div>	
{/exp:states:stateids}

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My Function; (My issue here is on line 23 - 26 )
	public function stateids()	
	{
	//  Initiate return Data
		$tagdata = $this->EE->TMPL->tagdata;
		
	
	
	//  Show Form
		$form = (($this->EE->TMPL->fetch_param("form") == "yes"));
	
	
	//  Grab all state Data from DB
	
		$state_name = array();	
		$state_fee = array();
		
		$query = $this->EE->db->select('state, pd_base_rate')
			->from('state_rates')
			->get();
			
		foreach ($query->result() AS $row)
			{
				$vars[] = array (
				'state' => $row->state,
				'state_fee' => $row->pd_base_rate	
				);
// The above line, I am creating the variable but I need to include: 
// $state = '<option name="bike_state" class="option-center" value="{state_fee}">'.$state_name.'</option>';
			}
	//  Parse Tagdata
		$tagdata = $this->EE->TMPL->parse_variables($tagdata, $vars); 		

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I have created the variable but I need to create the <option> tag also; <option name="bike_state" class="option-center" value="{state_fee}">'.$state_name.'</option>';
Something like that.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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I think you're trying way too hard.
foreach ($query->result() AS $row)
			{
echo '<option name="bike_state" class="option-center" value="'.$row->pd_base_rate.'" >'.$row->state.'</option>';
			}

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