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Passing data from dropdown to array - El Forum - 08-03-2011

[eluser]Michal1[/eluser]
Hello,

I am trying to pass a selected value from dropdown to array but I always get a value 0 even it should be char.

I have a dropdown in view:

Code:
<?php echo form_dropdown('categories', $options, 'first_cat');  ?>

Then in controller I am trying to get selected value from this dropdown and pass into:

Code:
function add_values()
                {
                    $data = array(
                    
                    'categories'=>$this->input->post('categories')    
                        );
                        
                        $this->admin_model->add_val($data);
                        
                }

Then I have of course a code in model for inserting data into db. But it does not work. Am I doing something wrong?


Passing data from dropdown to array - El Forum - 08-03-2011

[eluser]Pedro Luz[/eluser]
change:

Code:
'categories=>$this->input->post('categories')

to:

Code:
'categories'=>$this->input->post('categories')



Passing data from dropdown to array - El Forum - 08-03-2011

[eluser]Michal1[/eluser]
Ah sorry I of course have it like that. I just copied that here wrong. So what may be the real problem?


Passing data from dropdown to array - El Forum - 08-03-2011

[eluser]LuckyFella73[/eluser]
Can we see your model code too? Maybe the error can be found there.
An other option would be that there is a problem with your $options
array building the select/dropdown. Did you check the parsed sourcecode
in your browser to get sure that you have the values set up right?