[development] Array of fields on an admin settings form

Jeff Greenberg jeff at ayendesigns.com
Fri Apr 30 20:41:14 UTC 2010

On 4/30/2010 2:58 PM, Randy Fay wrote:
> First, use an associative array for your options list, which as you've 
> already discovered is completely wrong in the code you sent out.
> '#options' => array("orange" => t("orange"),... ) or '#options' => 
> array('or' => t('Orange'))... or '#options' => array('1' => 
> t('Orange'), ...)
> Second, use only strings for the keys of the associative array (I've 
> seen numeric keys cause some difficulty here in D7 at least)
> You don't mention what version of Drupal you're working with.
Sorry. It's D6. Ok, made sure of all that, so now in the form field 
part, I have:

     $form['myform']['mytypes'][$key] = array(
       '#type' => 'select',
       '#title' => t($key),
       '#options' => $results_tabs,
       '#default_value' => $results_tabs[$val]

$results_tabs is an associative array, now defined as $results_tabs => 

When I dpm $forms at the end, it shows, for example,
and options contains the key/value pairs from $results_tabs, yet the 
dropdown when the page paints is 'none'

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