I'm doing an important homework for university and I want to use cartoDB to do some parts of it. On my joomla website I have created a form with Chronoforms and in Chronoforms in a custom code box I have written a php code that took the user's data from the form and retrieve some informations from a database. Now the result is an array of names of countries ordered by some parameters the user gave to me. What I want to do now is to show on my map of countries and provinces only the countries in the array in different colours. the effect should be similar to what I can obtain opening the file html below on a browser web only there are more countries to show,with different colours and the name of the countries are taken from the array.

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://libs.cartocdn.com/cartodb.js/v3/themes/css/cartodb.css" />
  <script src="http://libs.cartocdn.com/cartodb.js/v3/cartodb.js"></script>
  <!--[if lte IE 8]>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://libs.cartocdn.com/cartodb.js/v2/themes/css/cartodb.ie.css" />
    html, body {width:100%; height:100%; padding: 0; margin: 0;}
    #cartodb-map { width: 100%; height:100%; background: white;}
    var map;
    function init(){
      // initiate leaflet map
      map = new L.Map('cartodb-map', {
        center: [10,10],
        zoom: 3
      var layerUrl = 'http://obiettivolaurea.cartodb.com/api/v2/viz/39521542-53a2-11e4-85f3-0e018d66dc29/viz.json' ;
      var subLayerOptions = {
             sql: "SELECT * FROM ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces where admin='Argentina'"
      cartodb.createLayer(map, layerUrl)
          .on('done', function(layer) {
          }).on('error', function() {
            //log the error
<body onload="init()">
  <div id='cartodb-map'></div>

How can I do so?? Someone can help me??


You'll need to do two things:

First, rewrite the SQL query to only show the countries contained in the array using the Array comparison, IN:

SELECT * FROM table WHERE country_code IN ('ESP', 'NOR', 'FRA')

Then, provide the CartoCSS to color the geometry of the countries to the subLayerOptions:

cartocss: '#table_name { [country_code='FRA'] { polygon-fill: #4B80B7 }; [country_code='ESP'] { polygon-fill: #E95748 }}'


  • Now the subLayerOptions is var subLayerOptions = { sql : "SELECT * FROM ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces WHERE admin IN ('Spain', 'Norway', 'France')", cartocss: '#ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces { [admin='France'] { polygon-fill: #4B80B7 }; [admin='Spain'] { polygon-fill: #E95748 }}' } but there must be something wrong with the syntax because it says SyntaxError: missing } after property list ...states_provinces { [admin='France'] { polygon-fill: #4B80B7 }; [admin='Spain'] {... – narusegawa Oct 29 '14 at 5:30
  • Another question:the names of the countries are in my array,so I should not insert them manually in the sql statement but it should be parametric. How can I do it?? – narusegawa Oct 29 '14 at 5:37

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