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Data Model Questions

Get element by DataObject::get ?


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7 June 2010 at 8:06pm (Last edited: 7 June 2010 8:41pm), Community Member, 180 Posts


simple problem
how to get title from DataObject::get ?

   function a() {
      $x = DataObject::get("SiteTree");
      return $x->Title;

doesnt work


   function a() {
      $x = DataObject::get("SiteTree");
      foreach($x as $y) {
         echo '<p>' . $y->Title . ' ' . $y->URLSegment . '</p>';


8 June 2010 at 10:03pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Explaination - DataObject::get returns a set. When you have a set of objects you can't call methods, fields on the set since they exist on the objects in the set and not the set itself.

DataObject::get('SiteTree'); - returns a set of all SiteTree objects (pages)
DataObject::get_one('SiteTree'); - returns a object - the first SiteTree object
DataObject::get_by_id('SiteTree', $id); - returns a object - the SiteTree object with the ID = $id;

Hope that helps.