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Randomizing Custom Content


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12 September 2008 at 9:24pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi Guys

I had a look at some of the posts on random content but nothing really answers what I would like to do.

I created 4 new fields in the db and cms for my HomePage.php page model. Showcase1-4. I have added content to Showcase1-4 and call them as $Showcase1, $Showcase2 in my view. I would like to randomize the actual content being shown ie only one showcase between $Showcase1 and $Showcase4 should be shown at any one time.

Is this possible?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


13 September 2008 at 12:15am 69 Posts

In your home page controller:

function randShowcase() {
$random = rand(1, 4);
$field = 'Showcase'.$random;
return $this->$field;

so in your template you can call $randShowcase


13 September 2008 at 1:42am Community Member, 4 Posts

Thanks! Much appreciated.