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Jonathan Snook's Blog:
CakePHP Setting Default Values
June 28, 2006 @ 05:42:33

Jonathan Snook is back today with more information gleaned from his voyages into the world of the CakePHP framework, this time focusing on setting up default values in your script.

If you've got a user seeing a form for the first time, normally the fields are blank. But there are times where you want to prefill fields with data or preselect a certain option. Setting a default value turned out to be really straightforward.

He includes the code to make this "really straightforward" functionality happen. It's a simple seven line affair to make the value for the Project's name set to "Default Project Name". It uses the special "data" variable to push the value into, which, as he mentions later, is best set with a "$this->data" format as is in his example.

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