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Retrieve item ID from a DropDownList

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Retrieve item ID from a DropDownList

by siva_dashq » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:53 pm

Hello guys,

I've been working on Symfony for a couple of days, and i'm currently keeping up a co-worker app.

Basically, i want to be able to retrieve the ID of an item in a drop down list.
I have a variable that is an array, the result of a "SELECT * FROM table" kind of query. It's an array of an entity called Question and I want to put all the results in a drop down list form and retrieve user's choice within this list by it's id.

You'll understand a bit better if i show you some code :

So here is a (relevant) part of the creation form :
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private $choices;
    public function __construct(array $questions)
        $this->choices = array();
        foreach ($questions as $question)
            $this->choices[$question->getId()] = $question->getQuestionGroup()->getQuestionnaire()->getName() . ' | ' . $question->getTitle();
    public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options)
            ->add('question', 'choice', array(
                'label'   => 'question_group.form.questions',
                'choices' => $this->choices,

And from my controller i want to retrieve the selected entity Question :
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public function duplicateAction(Request $request, $projectId, $questionGroupId)
        $em = $this->getDoctrine()->getManager();
        $questions = $em->getRepository('AppBundle:Question')->getAllWithQuestionnaire();
        $form = $this->createForm(new QuestionDuplicateType($questions));
        if ($form->isValid())
            $data = $form->getAttribute('question');
            /* I HAVENT DONE THE REST YET */
            return $this->redirect($this->generateUrl('question_edit', ['projectId' => $projectId, 'questionGroupId' => $questionGroupId /*, id question ]));
        return $this->render(
                'projectId' => $projectId,
                'form'      => $form->createView(),

So. does $data contains the id of the selected item here? If not, how can i do that?

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