Hi, I'm trying to populate a drop-down list with objects and to set the selected object. <%= select_tag 'list', options_from_collection_for_select(@menulist,"id","name", lamenu.menuelement_id.to_s) %> lamenu(it has properties "name","id" ) is an element from a list @menulist. the output in html my list looks like <select id="list" name="list" ........... <option value="18">colour</option> <option value="19">company</option> <option value="20">country</option> <option value="21">county</option> ............. The problem is that i don't have the specified element(lamenu.menuelement_id.to_s) in the list selected at the view. I look in the html ant there's no <option> with the selected atribute. For testing I printed lamenu.menuelement_id.to_s near the select box, if i put that value explicitly in options_from_collection_for_select example: <%= select_tag 'list', options_from_collection_for_select(@menulist,"id","name", 20) %> , then my selected element will be the one with the id 20 and not the first one in the list. There's something missing but i don't kow what.. Thanks.
on 2007-01-29 18:06
on 2007-01-29 18:15
:) horray, it worked.. i had to put amenu.menuelement_id.to_i for this to work. In my table menuelement_id is an int(11), I think it's odd to convert it again to integer.