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Multiple Defaults for Checkboxes

6 months 3 weeks ago #9875 by alf pomells
Multiple Defaults for Checkboxes was created by alf pomells
Hi All,

Does anyone know if it's possible (or what the correct format is) to assign multiple default values for checkboxes?

Eg. I have 12 checkboxes, with values 1 - 12. But I want 1-4 to be checked by default, after that the user can choose to select more or deselect the defaulted values.

The Default value field and value fields don't give much clear instruction on what can be done with defaults.

Thanks in advance.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #9877 by Emmanuel Tsalampounis
Replied by Emmanuel Tsalampounis on topic Multiple Defaults for Checkboxes
Hello alf,
I will spend some time to check this issue as I see that the joomla implementation is not so good and I have to see what possibilities it gives:
docs.joomla.org/Checkboxes_form_field_type

I will get back to you when I have something.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #9879 by alf pomells
Replied by alf pomells on topic Multiple Defaults for Checkboxes
Thanks Emmanuel,

Maybe I'm missing something here.

The checkboxes form field type provides a set of checkboxes.
Note: unlike most standard form field types, such as textfield or checkbox, this field is not an "out of the box" solution. It will create checkboxes for you, and submit their values in form of an array, but it will not store them in the database.


Isn't the whole point of data capture tools to capture data in the database?

I'll be very interested to know exactly what happens to the information when the submit button gets clicked.

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6 months 3 weeks ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #9880 by rob
Replied by rob on topic Multiple Defaults for Checkboxes
When in the table fields list, you click the field that will be for a checkbox.
The field should be of type checkbox.
Edit the field.
Set Default to True for each checkbox that you want to be selected on first opening.

If however you select the checkboxes type field (plural) then it's a little different.
In the Checkboxes Options section, you create your list of checkboxes with the value and label fields.
In the Default and Value fields at the bottom of the page, you enter the values that you entered for each of the checkboxes above.
eg: if you have values 1 2 and 3 for 3 checkboxes then you enter 1,2,3 in these fields if you want these checkboxes to be selected by default.
Last edit: 6 months 3 weeks ago by rob.
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6 months 3 weeks ago #9881 by alf pomells
Replied by alf pomells on topic Multiple Defaults for Checkboxes
Wow!! Thanks Rob,

I tried a number of variations, except that one. I used semi-colons as the separator :pinch:

Works perfectly.

I've added a screenshot in the event someone else needs this in the future.
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