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Equivalent of <% control * %> and <% if * %> in Page_Controller


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3 April 2009 at 2:41am Community Member, 66 Posts

Another noob question that I am not sure if I am even phrasing correctly!

What is the equivalent of <% control Page(home) %> and <% if BannerImage.PageBanner %> when working inside "Page_Controller extends ContentController"?

I am working through the tutorial at

and would like to access the data/object before the view/template.

Thank you!


7 April 2009 at 8:50pm Community Member, 712 Posts

Hi hi,

What is the equivalent of <% control Page(home) %>...

That is a bit like calling:

$obj = DataObject::get_one('Page', "URLSegment = 'Home'");

$obj would be the object you are 'controlling'.

...and <% if BannerImage.PageBanner %>

This would be equivalent to:

if($this->BannerImage) {
   // do stuff

Note that I don't need to use the 'PageBanner', as 'PageBanner' is a method on the 'BannerImage' object. If 'BannerImage' exists, we can assume that $this->BannerImage->PageBanner() will exist.

Hopefully this helps :)



14 April 2009 at 12:22am Community Member, 66 Posts

Yes, that is very helpful! Thank you.