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Re: Converting large numbers of checkboxes to small number of params

by eric256 (Parson)
on Jul 09, 2003 at 20:36 UTC ( #272819=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Converting large numbers of checkboxes to small number of params

I'm not sure i understand what you mean when you say "group" but creating those rows of checkboxs shouldn't be too rough.
my @Days = ("Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday","Friday","Saturd +ay","Sunday"); my $html; foreach my $Day (@Days) { $html .= "<tr>\n\t<td>$Day</td>\n"; foreach (1...15) { $html .= "\t<td><input type=checkbox name=$Day$_></td>\n"; } $html .= "</tr>\n"; }
That generates code almost exactly like the current code. Of course you need to add the beginning of the form, and the table headers, a any formating options.
note: i added the \n and \t just for display purpouses they can obviously be removed.
update: You can remove the $_ from the naming of the boxes to have them be 'groups', i'm not sure how that effects how they are passed though, and you need to add values to distinguish between them :-)

Eric Hodges
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Re: Re: Converting large numbers of checkboxes to small number of params
by MrCromeDome (Deacon) on Jul 09, 2003 at 20:52 UTC
    When I mean checkbox group, I was referring to the checkbox_group() method within CGI.pm. I like your solution - doing it that way hadn't quite occurred to me. I don't usually like producing HTML without CGI.pm, but this time thinking outside of the box can be a good thing.

    Perhaps I can do something similar for parsing the params. *ponders*

    MrCromeDome

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