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By Mohaukla - February 2, 2015 - edited: February 2, 2015

I have a list of distributors populating from a list of states.

  list($statesRecords, $statesMetaData) = getRecords(array(
    'tableName'   => 'states',
    'loadUploads' => false,
    'allowSearch' => false,
  ));


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<?php foreach ($statesRecords as $key=>$record): ?>
  <div class="panel-group secundary" id="accordion2">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
      <div class="panel-heading">
       <h4 class="panel-title">
        <a class="accordion-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion2" href="#collapse2<?php echo $key;?>"><?php echo htmlencode($record['title']) ?></a>
       </h4>
      </div>
      <div id="collapse2<?php echo $key;?>" class="accordion-body collapse">
          <? // load records from 'distributors'
          list($distributorsRecords, $distributorsMetaData) = getRecords(array(
            'tableName'   => 'distributors',
            'loadUploads' => false,
            'allowSearch' => false,
            'where' => "states = '". $record['num'] . "'",
             ));
           ?>
          <?php foreach ($distributorsRecords as $distributor): ?>
            <div class="panel-body">
              <strong><?php echo htmlencode($distributor['title']) ?></strong><br/>
              <p><?php echo htmlencode($distributor['address']) ?><br/>
                 <?php echo htmlencode($distributor['phone']) ?><br/>
                 Contact: <?php echo htmlencode($distributor['contact_name']) ?>
              </p>
                                         <hr>
             </div>
          <?php endforeach ?>
                                   
        </div>
    </div>
  </div>
<?php endforeach ?>

Can I write it somehow to list ONLY the states that actually have a distributor. Please Note: I built this as a list of states that are associated in a list of distributors. Maybe I need to move that get records to the outside of the loop?

Let me know what you think.

Michael Moyers

Owner of Just Rite Design Inc. A growing network of professionals in web design, graphic design, flash development, programming, and audio & video productions.

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By claire - February 3, 2015

Hi Michael

There's a few different ways to do this depending on how efficient you want to be, but here's the simplest way:

<?php foreach ($statesRecords as $key=>$record): ?>
          <? // load records from 'distributors'
          list($distributorsRecords, $distributorsMetaData) = getRecords(array(
            'tableName'   => 'distributors',
            'loadUploads' => false,
            'allowSearch' => false,
            'where' => "states = '". $record['num'] . "'",
             ));
           ?>
  <?php if(empty($distributorsRecords)) { continue; } ?>
  <div class="panel-group secundary" id="accordion2">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
      <div class="panel-heading">
       <h4 class="panel-title">
        <a class="accordion-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion2" href="#collapse2<?php echo $key;?>"><?php echo htmlencode($record['title']) ?></a>
       </h4>
      </div>
      <div id="collapse2<?php echo $key;?>" class="accordion-body collapse">
          <?php foreach ($distributorsRecords as $distributor): ?>
            <div class="panel-body">
              <strong><?php echo htmlencode($distributor['title']) ?></strong><br/>
              <p><?php echo htmlencode($distributor['address']) ?><br/>
                 <?php echo htmlencode($distributor['phone']) ?><br/>
                 Contact: <?php echo htmlencode($distributor['contact_name']) ?>
              </p>
                                         <hr>
             </div>
          <?php endforeach ?>
                                   
        </div>
    </div>
  </div>
<?php endforeach ?>

This checks the list of distributors and skips the state if no distributors are found.

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OK I think my 'where' statement must be wrong. If I comment the 'where' statement out, I get the list of ALL possible distributors in each state. When I set the line back then I get NO states showing at all. So it must no be sorting the records correctly.

Any ideas?

Michael Moyers

Owner of Just Rite Design Inc. A growing network of professionals in web design, graphic design, flash development, programming, and audio & video productions.

"Due to budget constraints, the Light at the end of the tunnel will be temporarily out!"

By claire - February 4, 2015

Hi Michael

What's the 'states' field in the distributor table look like? Is it a list?

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It is one of two lists that is used inside the distributors list (see attached)

So there is the loop of States with a loop of distributors inside of it and then there will also be a loop of Providences with a loop of distributors right afterward. So you are only seeing the code for the first loop.

I was hoping to replicate the solution for the Providences once I had that. Just needed to get it working properly. 

Hope that helps 
Thanks

Michael Moyers

Owner of Just Rite Design Inc. A growing network of professionals in web design, graphic design, flash development, programming, and audio & video productions.

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By claire - February 4, 2015

Okay, what kind of list is it? A dropdown? A multiselect? Checkboxes?

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By claire - February 4, 2015

Okay, what kind of list is it? A dropdown? A multiselect? Checkboxes?

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In this case I used a pull down multiple choice list. But I usually use check boxes.  Are there separate ways to express both?

Michael Moyers

Owner of Just Rite Design Inc. A growing network of professionals in web design, graphic design, flash development, programming, and audio & video productions.

"Due to budget constraints, the Light at the end of the tunnel will be temporarily out!"

By claire - February 6, 2015

Hi Michael, sorry for the delay on this.

If the states are stored as a multiple choice, then it shows up in the database a little differently and thus the where clause needs to be changed. So try this instead:

<?php foreach ($statesRecords as $key=>$record): ?>
          <? // load records from 'distributors'
          list($distributorsRecords, $distributorsMetaData) = getRecords(array(
            'tableName'   => 'distributors',
            'loadUploads' => false,
            'allowSearch' => false,
            'where' => "states LIKE '%\t". mysql_escape($record['num']) . "\t%'",
             ));
           ?>
  <?php if(empty($distributorsRecords)) { continue; } ?>
  <div class="panel-group secundary" id="accordion2">
    <div class="panel panel-default">
      <div class="panel-heading">
       <h4 class="panel-title">
        <a class="accordion-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion2" href="#collapse2<?php echo $key;?>"><?php echo htmlencode($record['title']) ?></a>
       </h4>
      </div>
      <div id="collapse2<?php echo $key;?>" class="accordion-body collapse">
          <?php foreach ($distributorsRecords as $distributor): ?>
            <div class="panel-body">
              <strong><?php echo htmlencode($distributor['title']) ?></strong><br/>
              <p><?php echo htmlencode($distributor['address']) ?><br/>
                 <?php echo htmlencode($distributor['phone']) ?><br/>
                 Contact: <?php echo htmlencode($distributor['contact_name']) ?>
              </p>
                                         <hr>
             </div>
          <?php endforeach ?>
                                   
        </div>
    </div>
  </div>
<?php endforeach ?>

This might need some tweaking to get it right though.

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