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06-28-2013, 10:42 PM #1
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Get dropdown value when editing user
Hey guys, I am in need of some help, I have a table where it shows the people that have signed into a patient program.
Here is how it looks:
Right now if you look in the Location column, it says 8 instead of the last option in the dropdown being Manalapan.
Here is how the database table looks for offices location:
I would like to grab the office_name data from the database while retrieving the patient information in the table,from the table patients:
It is stored in the database as pat_loc and this one is 8.
In the end, I want it to say the name of the office, not the number it is stored at, first getting it from the patient table then going to the office table for the name.
Is there such a thing that can be done?
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06-29-2013, 06:59 AM #2
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What is the column type for pat_loc?
If it's integer, you'll have to change it ... as the text name is not an integer.
we'll have to see more code.
I suspect your dropdown location select shows the textual location, but the values are the office_id. Maybe changing the values of the dropdown options to the text name and making sure pat_loc column is perhaps VARCHAR(16) would be the only necessary changes?
06-29-2013, 10:08 AM #3
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Easier fix, just join the two tables together and then you'll have the office_name set in each row matching what is set for the office_id:
select * from patients join pat_loc on pat_loc = office_id
Leave you layout as it is and just use a join. By doing what you're asking you'd be taking a step backwards. The way it's setup now makes it a lot easier - if you rename an office you only rename one record and all the others will use it with minimal hassle.
Last edited by tangoforce; 06-29-2013 at 10:19 AM.
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