writing values to a record from a pull down field that points to a file to gather values.

I have an application that pulls data from tables to populate pull down fields. When the application writes the data to the primary table it uses the index to the pull down value and not the actually value. I want the application to write the value from the pull down window and not the index value to the field.

Can someone point me to where the yii writes out the values that I can modify?

Man, please don’t crosspost <_<

the first post was in the wrong group. Sorry