[html-formfu] Creating options in many_to_many_select

Zbigniew Lukasiak zzbbyy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 00:16:00 GMT 2007

Thanks for the explanation.  Is it possible to decouple it from
Catalyst by putting the schema on the stash?
I know FormFu is mostly used with Catalyst - but you never know and
beside that it would simplify testing.


On Dec 16, 2007 12:06 AM, Carl Franks <fireartist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/12/2007, Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It looks that the ->defaults_from_model method sets the default values
> > but it does not create the full list of options.
> > Is that a conscious omission - do you think users should fill in the
> > options themselves or would you welcome a patch?
> Yes, it's on purpose. defaults_from_model() is purely for default values.
> There's currently experimental support in Element/_Group to populate
> from dbic if you're using the cat controller.
> This works for  Select, Radiogroup + Checkboxgroup, which all inherit
> from _Group.
>     - type: Select
>       name: foo
>       db:
>         model: MyModel
> See the source of _Group::process() for details.
> If you don't explicitly set the value or label columns, it'll
> automatically use the PK and the first text/varchar columns in the
> table.
> Carl
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Zbigniew Lukasiak

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