collection_select and selected_value

Hi,

I am using collection_select to build a drop down list. I would like
to have the current value selected. How can I do that?

My current code is straight from the example in Pragmatic Programmers
book [2nd ed, p480] copying here for reference.

<%=
@users = User.find(:all, :order => "name" )
form.collection_select(:name, @users, :id, :name)
%>

I went through the api docs and found that there is a way to do this
using selected_value, but an example would be much appreciated.

raj

Rajkumar S wrote:

I am using collection_select to build a drop down list. I would like
to have the current value selected. How can I do that?

<%=
@users = User.find(:all, :order => "name" )
form.collection_select(:name, @users, :id, :name)
%>

Can you pass in :selected => my_favorite_id ?

Thanks a lot for your reply!