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kabo

Community Member, 1 Post

15 January 2008 at 10:48pm

Hi,

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.

<select name="category">
   <% control getCategories($category) %>
      <option value="$id">$name</option>
   <% end_control %>
</select>


$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! :)

P.S. Why can't I preview this post before I post it?

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Blackdog

Community Member, 156 Posts

12 June 2008 at 10:28am

Kabo, did you get anywhere with your SOAP stuff?

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Fuzz10

Community Member, 787 Posts

1 August 2008 at 9:24pm

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Curious to hear about this as well....