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Hi,

My brain is frozen or something because I couldn't think out this issue.  Basically my form input radio name and value are dynamically pulled from a database.  The name of the form is concat with a name and id is from a database.  On the form processing side, how would I get all the dynamic input radio name.  The value of the input will be attach to the name.  Hope that make sense. 

form.cfm

<cfquery name="get_form_name" datasource="#ds#">

     SELECT id, name

     FROM records

</cfquery>

<cfoutput>

<form action="form_process.cfm">

<cfloop query="get_form_name">

<p>name: <input type="radio" name="test_#get_form_name.id#" value="#get_form_name.name#" /></p>

</cfloop>

<input type="submit" value="submit">

</form>

</cfoutput>

form_process.cfm

somehow get all the input name from the FORM to set cfparam and value.  Once I have this, i have the form values that are passing over.

Like Carl Von Stetten, I'm a bit confused as to why you would want/need to do so.  I'm getting the feeling that you might be confused about a particular aspect of development, and might be incorporating something that seems like a good idea at this time, but may return to bite you in the undercarriage in the future.

However, what you ask can be done using bracket notation.  (Untested.. I think this will work.)

<cfloop index="i" list="#Form.FieldNames#" delimiters=",">
 
<cfset form["#i#"] = form />

         <!--- OR --->

  <cfparam name="form['#i#']" default="#form#" />
</cfloop>

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Dynamic form input name

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Hi,

My brain is frozen or something because I couldn't think out this issue.  Basically my form input radio name and value are dynamically pulled from a database.  The name of the form is concat with a name and id is from a database.  On the form processing side, how would I get all the dynamic input radio name.  The value of the input will be attach to the name.  Hope that make sense. 

form.cfm

<cfquery name="get_form_name" datasource="#ds#">

     SELECT id, name

     FROM records

</cfquery>

<cfoutput>

<form action="form_process.cfm">

<cfloop query="get_form_name">

<p>name: <input type="radio" name="test_#get_form_name.id#" value="#get_form_name.name#" /></p>

</cfloop>

<input type="submit" value="submit">

</form>

</cfoutput>

form_process.cfm

somehow get all the input name from the FORM to set cfparam and value.  Once I have this, i have the form values that are passing over.

Like Carl Von Stetten, I'm a bit confused as to why you would want/need to do so.  I'm getting the feeling that you might be confused about a particular aspect of development, and might be incorporating something that seems like a good idea at this time, but may return to bite you in the undercarriage in the future.

However, what you ask can be done using bracket notation.  (Untested.. I think this will work.)

<cfloop index="i" list="#Form.FieldNames#" delimiters=",">
 
<cfset form["#i#"] = form />

         <!--- OR --->

  <cfparam name="form['#i#']" default="#form#" />
</cfloop>

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You can loop through the fieldnames like so to get the field name and the associated value.

<cfloop index="i" list="#Form.FieldNames#" delimiters=",">
  #i# = #Form#
<br>
</cfloop>

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Thanks for your help!  With this way, how would I define default form name like <cfset form.name = ""> or <cfparam name="form.name" default=""> since it's dynamic on the processing page.

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If the inputs are generated dynamically, why do you need the <cfparam>?  If you wrap your form data processing logic in the loop that WolfShade provided, then much of the need for <cfparam> (at least as far as providing defaults) is alleviated.  Are you trying to copy the form fields/values into another scope?

-Carl V.

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Like Carl Von Stetten, I'm a bit confused as to why you would want/need to do so.  I'm getting the feeling that you might be confused about a particular aspect of development, and might be incorporating something that seems like a good idea at this time, but may return to bite you in the undercarriage in the future.

However, what you ask can be done using bracket notation.  (Untested.. I think this will work.)

<cfloop index="i" list="#Form.FieldNames#" delimiters=",">
 
<cfset form["#i#"] = form />

         <!--- OR --->

  <cfparam name="form['#i#']" default="#form#" />
</cfloop>

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Your requirement is that you want the application to remember the name of a query variable across multiple page requests. That is a typical case where you would use the session scope.

Following your example,

form.cfm

<cfquery name="get_form_name" datasource="#ds#">

     SELECT id, name

     FROM records

</cfquery>

<cfset session.formRecords = structNew()>

<form action="form_process.cfm" method="post">

<cfoutput query="get_form_name">

<p>name: <input type="radio" name="test_#id#" value="#name#" /></p>

<cfset session.formRecords["test_#id#"] = name>

</cfoutput>

<input type="submit" name="sbmt" value="submit">

</form>

form_process.cfm

<!--- The names and values of the form fields are stored, respectively, as key-value pairs in the structure session.formRecords--->

<cfdump var="#session.formRecords#">

Remarks

1) I simplified the code somewhat. I also added post method to the form, as I assume that is what you are aiming for. Otherwise the form fields will be submitted via the URL.

2) It seems to me the database table holds rows having distinct values of ID . Therefore, my guess is that the functionality you should be going for is <input type="checkbox"> instead of <input type="radio">.

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