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getting custom module to work


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marcink

Community Member, 89 Posts

19 November 2008 at 11:36am

Edited: 19/11/2008 11:38am

hi,

i wrote a module, that adds a flash file to the page using swfobject.js.
now i have a tab in the cms, where i can fill the required data. in the module folder, i also have a template file, like:

<script>
swfobject($FlashUrl, $Container, $Width, $Height);
</script>


$FlashUrl, $Container etz. are the variables i enter in cms.

how do i get this code snippet into my page, filled with the variables from the tab?

thanks a lot!

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Anatol

126 Posts

19 November 2008 at 3:01pm

Hi,

did you add the database fields to the module code? E.g.

static $db = array(
      "FlashUrl" => "Text",
      "Container" => "Varchar(255)",
      "Width" => "Int",
      "Height" => "Int"
);

If you have that and you added the CMS fields the variables should be available in your template file as in your code snippet.

Cheers!
Anatol

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marcink

Community Member, 89 Posts

19 November 2008 at 9:17pm

Edited: 19/11/2008 10:57pm

hi anatol,

thanks for the answer... but i'm trying to do it modular, so nobody has to edit the page types...

just like a widget, when you just type: $Sidebar, and the code is "just there".

any idea on that? - if it's possible anyway...

thanks,
marcin