[FX.php List] Conditional value lists with PHP and FileMaker

Anders Monsen andersm at alamark.com
Wed Nov 19 16:06:38 MST 2008

Yep, from the code it should have worked out that way, and once I  
added the [0] so the value appeared and not Array, then it worked as  


On Nov 19, 2008, at 4:41 PM, Tim 'Webko' Booth wrote:

>> However, because the values are not unique in the table, the value  
>> list is showing up with multiple values for the same district. I  
>> may need to see if I can get the FileMaker database re-structured  
>> to eliminate the duplicate values in the current table. I think the  
>> complicated way I created the array previously filtered it for  
>> unique values only.
> If you've sorted the results, then you can compare the previous  
> value to the next to see if it should be written into the drop-down.  
> This is example from one one of my systems with the same issue  
> (well, it's actually deliberate in this one, as I'm getting a drop- 
> down of available lengths compared to diameters)
> 		$lengthDupe = "";
> 		foreach ($thelengthData as $key => $value) {
> 			if ($value['Length_mm'][0] != $lengthDupe) {
> 				$lengthOut .= '<option value="'.$value['Length_mm'][0].'">'. 
> $value['Length_mm'][0].' mm</option>';
> 				$lengthDupe = $value['Length_mm'][0];
> 			}
> 		}
> Also, I've done something very similar at http://www.pleatco.com/search/search.php 
>  (which is where the code above is from) for the Dimensions search -  
> I use LAJAX for the call on the fly. Let me know if you want more  
> info about that technique.
> Cheers
> Webko
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