I'm building a website and need to pull stuff from a SOAP instead of a MySQL server. I'm kind of new to MVC but I figured I'll create a new pagetype and in there make a controller that will call my soap. And then in the .ss-file I'll call the controller.
<% control getCategories($category) %>
<% end_control %>
$category is the category for which I want subcategories. The structure can be explained like this:
In my DB I have my top-level categories. I create a page for each top-level category and choose which category the current page represents using a "HasOneComplexTableField", pretty much like in [url=http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=tutorial:5-dataobject-relationship-management]tutorial #5[/url].
Then, depending on which category I'm on I'll call my getCategories-controller with the current category as an argument.
I have 2 problems with this.
1. How do I get the data from the SOAP into the template? Does the <% control getCategories($category) %> expect a DataObject to be returned or can it handle arrays as well?
2. When I try the code I've done I get an error, but <% control getCategories(1) %> works fine. Do I have to make a new function for each top-level category (getCategoriesForLevelOne, getCategoriesForLevelTwo, etc.) and then have those functions call the getCategories function with a hardcoded argument (1, 2, etc.)? That seems kind of stupid...
Please advise! :)
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