[ic] select widget with lookup_select and sql
ir.gath at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 15:49:02 EST 2007
I'm having issues getting IC to jump through the hoops I want it to
(or jumping through IC's hoops). I need to restrict which items
appear in a dropdown based on a query.
Quick DB overview:
When editing an image I'd like to have a list of rooms in a drop down
based on rooms related to the same listing as the image. I've tried
putting a query in the extended.lookup_query box in the admin UI (it's
labeled 'SQL for options'). The query looks like this:
SELECT room_id, room_name FROM listing_rooms WHERE listing_id = [cgi item_id]
I realize I should escape the cgi value, but that's left out of this example.
When I put that query in the field it's passed verbatim to MySQL.
I've also tried using the [table-editor] with a
lookup_query.room_id="same query as above" and had the same results.
Is there any way to interpolate the data put into 'lookup_query'? Is
there another way to accomplish this short of manually creating the
select box? It seems that IC has the tools in place to do this, but I
don't know how to tie them together to get the result I want.
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