Roman Paolucci Roman Paolucci - 1 month ago 19
HTML Question

How do I populate a drop down with a list using thymeleaf and spring

I need to populate a drop down with all the values within a list of strings.

Controller Class

@RequestMapping(value = "/generateIds", method = RequestMethod.GET)
public String launchPage(Model model) {
List<Municipality> municipalities = rCountryService.finaAllMunicipalities();
//assume the list is populated with values
List<String> countryName = new ArrayList<String>();
for(int i=0; i<municipalities.size(); i++){
countryName.add(municipalities.get(i).getCountry().toString());
}
model.addAttribute("countryName ", countryName );

return "generateIds";
}


I didn't know where to start for the HTML so I started with this

<select th:field="*{countryName }">
<option value="default">Select a country</option>
<option th:each="${countryName }" th:value="${countryName }"th:text="${countryName }"/>
</select>


What should my html/controller look like to add all of the elements of the list as drop down options?

Thanks in advance!

Answer

This is how I populate the drop down list.I think it may help to you get some idea about it.

Controller

List<Operator> operators =  operatorService.getAllOperaors()
model.addAttribute("operators", operators);

Model

  @Entity
  @Table(name = "operator")
  public class Operator {
    @Id
    @GeneratedValue(strategy = GenerationType.IDENTITY)
    @Column(name = "id")
    @JsonIgnore
    private Long id;

    @NotBlank(message="operator Name cannot be empty")
    @Column(name = "operator_name", nullable = false)
    private String operatorName;

    getters and setters ...

}   

View

<div class="form-group blu-margin">
    <select class="form-control" th:field="${operator.opeId}"  id="dropOperator">
    <option value="0" th:text="select operator" ></option>
    <option th:each="operator : ${operators}" th:value="${operator.id}" th:text="${operator.operatorName}"></option>
    </select>
</div>