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Drop down list with enum values for column of type ENUM >+> incorporate into giix
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Let's say our table 'mug' has a column named 'color' of the type
<br>We want to replace the textfield for the attribute color in the create
and update forms of a 'mug' with a **drop down list**, which has the enum values
as options.
<br>The main code was contributed by [zaccaria
](http://www.yiiframework.com/user/2584/ "zaccaria")in the forum (see

I merely repeat that useful peace of code here, so it is available in the wikis,
and describe how you can incorporate it into giix, so the drop down list is
added automatically during code generation.

##The enumDropDownList

Create the file `..\components\ZHtml.php` with the following code:
class ZHtml extends CHtml
	public static function enumDropDownList($model, $attribute,
	  return CHtml::activeDropDownList( $model, $attribute, self::enumItem($model, 
$attribute), $htmlOptions);
	public static function enumItem($model,$attribute) {
		foreach(explode(',',		foreach(explode('\',\'',
$matches[1]) as $value) {
		return $values;
Then use it in the view files with:
<?php echo ZHtml::enumDropDownList( $model,'color' ); ?>

## Adding it to giix' CrudCode

If you use [giix](http://www.yiiframework.com/extension/giix/ "") for
code generation, you can put the code above into the file
`..\extensions\giix-components\GxHtml.php` (only the function definitions, not
the 'class' part).

Then add the following code into the file
	public function enumDropDownList($model, $attribute, $htmlOptions = array()){
		return GxHtml::enumDropDownList($model, $attribute, $htmlOptions);

Now you can use it in your view files with:
<?php echo $form->enumDropDownList($model, 'color')); ?>

To edit giix so it adds this line into the view files during code generation: 
in the file `..\extensions\giix-core\giixCrud\GiixCrudCode.php` find the
function `generateActiveField`. Add the condition for the enum type (enclosed
between `/*NEW_BEGIN*` and `/*NEW_END*/`) into the code, so it looks like:
if (strtoupper($column->dbType) == 'TINYINT(1)'
		|| strtoupper($column->dbType) == 'BIT'
		|| strtoupper($column->dbType) == 'BOOL'
		|| strtoupper($column->dbType) == 'BOOLEAN') {
	return "echo \$form->checkBox(\$model, '{$column->name}')";
else if (stripos($column->dbType, 'enum') !== false) {
	return "echo \$form->enumDropDownList(\$model,
} /*NEW_END*/
else if (strtoupper($column->dbType) == 'DATE') {

That's it. If something is unclear/wrong/incomplete or you have other
suggestions please let me know.