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Accessing cookie values in template


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Double-A-Ron

14 June 2008 at 10:05pm (Last edited: 14 June 2008 10:05pm), Community Member, 604 Posts

Hi, I have a chunk of code in the Page_Controller on a page type called TourPage, that checks a $_GET value in the URL (from a form submission) and uses that value to set a default currency in the Cookie. (Default is set in Page init()). Code as follows:

class Tour_Controller extends Page_Controller {
   function init() {
      parent::init();
      
      // If a currency has been selected, update cookie to keep track of user preference
      $VivaCurrencyCookie = new Cookie;
      if($_GET['viva_cur']) {
         $VivaCurrencyCookie->set('viva_currency', $_GET['viva_cur']);
      }
   }      
}


I've tested this and it works fine. But I am unable to work out how to access that cookie value on the template itself. I want to use the cookie value in if conditions to display the correct price. How can you access (or pass to the main class) a variable calculated in a controller?
Cheers
Aaron

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Double-A-Ron

14 June 2008 at 10:14pm (Last edited: 14 June 2008 10:14pm), Community Member, 604 Posts

Ah, got it - added this function under the init above:

function getCookieCurrency() {
      $VivaCurrencyCookie = new Cookie;
      return $VivaCurrencyCookie->get('viva_currency');
   }