So you want to use CForm (form builder), but need to preload dropdowns in a form? It's simpler than it seems.
You got your CFormModel, CForm and the actual Form, right?
Let's say you have the typical State -> City dependent dropdowns, so you would want to load the from with the State and City selected.
We are running one frontend running NGINX and several app servers running Apache2.
There are several issues we have come across but right now I'll be documenting one of them. I'll be completing this article when I get more time.