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Filter ArrayList Problem


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25 October 2013 at 12:36am (Last edited: 25 October 2013 12:39am), Community Member, 21 Posts

Hi, I want to filter ArrayList, but I don't know if I filter it correctly or even is it possible. Here is my code:

public function getTopChildrenList() {

      $Childrens = $this->Children();      
      $limit = 4;
      $output = new ArrayList();

      foreach($Childrens as $C2) {
         $C2 = $C2->Children();   
       foreach($C2 as $C3) {               
            $C3 = $C3->Children()->filter('Created:GreaterThan', '2011-11-11')->limit($limit);
            foreach($C3 as $C4) {

      $list = $output;

      return $list;

I want to filter 7 days old items, but don't know how.. I if somebody know, please help.

Thanks :)


30 October 2013 at 7:12pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

filter is the correct method to use and the filter looks good. You could debug the SQL for the DataList (to check the WHERE) by looking at $list->sql()


30 October 2013 at 9:31pm Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

To be able to use the SearchFilters, you need a DataList. You can achieve the same effect as Children() by using something like that:

$C3 = $C3->stageChildren(false)->filter('Created:GreaterThan', '2011-11-11')->filterByCallback(function($item) {   
            return $item->canView();


13 November 2013 at 9:09am Community Member, 21 Posts

Thank you both for answers :) Hope I will get it working:)