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Generate an html multi-select + options block for selecting from among rows returned by a
database query in which one of the columns is the unique key (by default, the "ref" column) and one
of the others is the text to display (by default the "name" column). The value posted is an array
of the values of the column given by the $ixcol variable for the rows selected.

Defaulted to 'ref'.
user. Defaulted to 'name'.
the user. Defaulted to '' indicating that only $dispcolA is to be displayed.
Defaulted to $lang['plugin_field_fmt']. $fmt is all literal except for %A and %B which are
replaced with values. In English $fmt is '%A(%B)' which results in the i-th choice
displaying as: $choices[i][$dispcolA] . '(' . $choices[i][$dispcolB] . ')'


$name string the name of the select block. Usually the name of the config variable being set.
$label string the user text displayed to label the select block. Usually a $lang string.
$choices array the array of db rows that make up the choices.
$ixcol string 'ref' the key in $choices (i.e., the db column) for the value of the choice
$dispcolA string 'name' the key in $choices (i.e., the db column) for the text to display to the
$dispcolB string '' the key in $choices (i.e., the db column) for secondary text to display to
$fmt string '' the formatting string for combining $dispcolA and B when both are specified.
$width integer 300 the width of the input field in pixels. Default: 300.
array string $current the current value of the config variable being set.


include/plugin_functions.php lines 1214 to 1239


function config_db_multi_select($name$label$current$choices$ixcol='ref'$dispcolA='name'$dispcolB=''$fmt=''$width=300)
  <div class="Question">
    <label for=" echo $name?>" title=" echo escape(str_replace('%cvn'$name$lang['plugins-configvar'])); ?>"> echo escape($label); ?></label>
    <select name=" echo $name?>[]" id=" echo $name?>" multiple="multiple" size="7" class="MultiSelect" style="width: echo $width ?>px">

foreach($choices as $item)
        if (
$usertext=str_replace(array('%A','%B'), array($item[$dispcolA],$item[$dispcolB]),$fmt==''?$lang['plugin_field_fmt']:$fmt);
'    <option value="' $item[$ixcol] . '"' . (in_array($item[$ixcol],$current)?' selected':'') . '>' $usertext '</option>';
    <div class="clearerleft"></div>


This article was last updated 23rd July 2024 21:35 Europe/London time based on the source file dated 23rd July 2024 16:15 Europe/London time.