Creator: Hugo Peek (qaraqter)

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About SetInputOptions

SetInputOptions is a very basic CMP that allows you to create groups with their own input options. These options can then be used in TV's, for checkboxes / listboxes etc. This is a better / safer method than the regular way of creating these options (option1==1||option2==2), leaving them vulnerable to typo's and deletion.


May 19, 2015

Supported Database


Supported Versions
2.2 - Current



How to use the SetInputOptions extra for MODX

  • Install SetInputOptions through the package manager
  • Go to Extra's > Set Input Options and create a group with some options
  • Create a TV with an @SELECT binding to your custom input options as Input Option Value (see example below)
  • Fetch the input option values in your content with the getInputOptions or Rowboat snippets

Connect your TV to your custom input options

An example of an @SELECT binding for checkboxes and radios:

@SELECT `name` AS `name`,`id` FROM `[[+PREFIX]]setinputoptions_inputoptions` WHERE `group` = 2 AND `softDelete` = 0 ORDER BY `position`

An example @SELECT binding for listboxes and multiselects. Note the first part up till `UNION ALL`, this adds an empty first item to your TV.

@SELECT '' AS name, '' AS id UNION ALL ( SELECT `name` AS `name`,`id` FROM `[[+PREFIX]]setinputoptions_inputoptions` WHERE `group` = 1 AND `softDelete` = 0 ORDER BY `position` )

Display input option values using the getInputOptions snippet

[[getInputOptions? &tv=`[[*your_template_variable]]`]]

Available properties:

  • tpl
  • delimiter
  • outputDelimiter

Available placeholders in the row tpl:

  • name
  • alias

Display input option values using the Rowboat snippet

You can also use Rowboat to list all the options in a group. Useful for example, for creating filter buttons. Don't forget to download and install Rowboat separately through package manager!

[[Rowboat?    &table=`modx_setinputoptions_inputoptions`    &tpl=`filterButtonsRow`    &limit=`10`    &sortBy=`position`    &where=`{"group":"1"}`]]

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May 19, 2015
2.2 - Current