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SS3 call a function from different DataObject


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1 February 2013 at 10:16pm Community Member, 52 Posts

Hi All

This may be simple but im just not sure

I have a dataobject extension that has a function with a query in it, i want to access that function from a different dataobject extension.
Can this be done? and how?



2 February 2013 at 12:25am Community Member, 146 Posts

Create it as a static function:

Class MyDataObject extends DataObject {

public static function foo() {
// Do some querying


You can then call it by doing:



2 February 2013 at 9:33pm Community Member, 52 Posts

Hi Kinglozzer

Thanks for your reply, when i made the function public static the wheels came off a bit and nothing worked.

although this gives me something to go on unfortunatly i have little time to explore this right now so i will plug away as i get time and try a few things and see what i get working

thanks again



4 February 2013 at 8:05pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

If it's static you need to refer to the extension classname (e.g MyDataExtension::foo()). If your method is instance based you need to go $this->owner->foo().


5 February 2013 at 10:35pm Community Member, 52 Posts

Thanks Willr

I managed to work that bit out as in MyDataExtension::foo() and kind of got it working but not well, in the page view it returns a value for each object but dosn't seem to be running the query.

at this point i think i need to play around a little with this to get the result i am looking for.