tag - How to name the blank value in select?

title drop down list html (2)

I use simple_form in my app.

How do i give the blank value in my selects a different text than "" ?

I just find an option to include blank or not.


It depends on how you are constructing your options for select. If you're doing it like the code below, just pass a string into the :include blank.

select("post", "person_id", Person.all.collect {|p| [ p.name, p.id ] }, {:include_blank => 'Some text here'})

If you're setting the options with a options_for_select(), then you can do something like the following:

options_for_select([["Dollar", "$"], ["Kroner", "DKK"]])

With the value="" being the second value in the array and the name that shows up in the dropdown being first. So in your case, you could change the second answer to look like this:

options_for_select([["Some text here", ""], ["Dollar", "$"], ["Kroner", "DKK"]])

If you are using the select_tag(name, option_tags = nil, options = {}) function, the correct option is :prompt => "Some text" rather than setting a string value for select