Form not filtering results

Explorer ,
Apr 21, 2015 Apr 21, 2015

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I'm creating 2 filtering drop downs and I can't figure out why my code isn't filtering the results on the page.  Please help...

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<cfparam name="form.personnel" default="">

<cfparam name="form.status" default="">

<cfquery name="q" datasource="#dsn#">

     SELECT *

     FROM table

     WHERE 1=1

          <cfif val(form.personnel) GT 0>

               AND Sector = <cfqueryparam value="#form.personnel#" cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar">

          </cfif>

          <cfif val(form.status) GT 0>

               AND reqStatus = <cfqueryparam value="#form.status#" cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar">

          </cfif>

</cfquery>

<form method="post" action="">

     <select name="personnel">

               <option></option>

     </select>

     <select name="status">

               <option></option>

     </select>

     <input type="submit" />

</form>

<cfoutput query="q">

     #sector# || #reqstatus#

</cfoutput>

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Advocate , Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015
Why are you checking "<cfif val(form.personnel) GT 0>" in the SQL query? What are your reasons for using val()? Your results are most likely not being filtered as your SQL query is not working as you are checking your variables wrong.Are you trying to determine that the form string is not empty? In that case you want to use len()

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Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015

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Your options in the dropdown are blank????

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Explorer ,
Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015

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Sorry I was trying to short cut the coding.  There are actually options in the drop down.

Like this...

<form method="post" action="">
     <select name="sector">

          <option value="">All Personnel</option>

          <option value="Air Force">Air Force</option>

          <option value="Army">Army</option>

          <option value="Navy">Navy</option>

          etc...

     </select>

     <select name="status">

          <option value="">All Statuses</option>

          <option value="Active">Active</option>

          <option value="Completed">Completed</option>

          etc...

     </select>

     <input type="submit" />

</form>

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015

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You can try this:-

<form method="post" action="">

     <select name="sector">

          <option value="">All Personnel</option>

          <option value="Air Force">Air Force</option>

          <option value="Army">Army</option>

          <option value="Navy">Navy</option>

          etc...

     </select>

     <select name="status">

          <option value="">All Statuses</option>

          <option value="Active">Active</option>

          <option value="Completed">Completed</option>

          etc...

     </select>

     <input type="submit" />

</form>

<cfif IsDefined("form.sector")>

  <cfoutput>sector='#sector#' and status='#status#'</cfoutput>

</cfif>

Regards,

Anit Kumar

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Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015

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That didn't work.  I tried it and when I make a selection and then click the submit button nothing happens.

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Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015

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Why are you checking "<cfif val(form.personnel) GT 0>" in the SQL query? What are your reasons for using val()? Your results are most likely not being filtered as your SQL query is not working as you are checking your variables wrong.

Are you trying to determine that the form string is not empty? In that case you want to use len()

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Apr 22, 2015 Apr 22, 2015

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Thank you that worked.  Not sure why I used val(). It was an example I found searching online.  Thank you so much for your help.

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