I have a page with multiple forms on it. Each form renders data for a different entity (and associated data). Here is what a sample page looks like when rendered:
Of special note for understanding my problem:
- the left column shows different related data for each form
- in the right column, the ‘Expected’ value (in the label) matches the ‘Actual’ value (the input’s value).
When I submit one of the forms on the page, that form’s data will be submitted, processed, and the page will be re-rendered for further work on other forms.
However, when the page re-renders, the data from the form that was processed is shown in every form… but only in the right-hand column. This is data from the first-level entity. The associated data is correct.
Here is the page after submitting the second form:
Of special note in this view:
- the associated data is rendered correctly
- the labels on the right show correct data but the input values are incorrect
Other details and more insight into the problem
- Each of the forms has a unique id based on the
idof the record it displays
- Every input has a unique id based on the
idof the first-level entity for that form and the field name
These form features are created in this way:
<?= $this->Form->create( $restock_line, ['idPrefix' => $restock_line->id, 'id' => "form-$restock_line->id"] ); ?>
That creates form tags that look like this:
A typical input looks like this:
In fact, you can see in the first example input that the id-attribute does not match the value-attribute although they are both being rendered from the same entity object!
Here is the code that is generating the two inputs illustrated above:
<?= $this->Form->control('id', ['type' => 'hidden']); ?> <?= $this->Form->control('status', ['type' => 'hidden']); ?>
Does anyone have any clue what might be going on?
I would look more at the logical flow of my code if it weren’t for the ample evidence in the labels and id-attributes that the proper data is available.
Is it time for an issue?