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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Random order DataObject front end


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14 May 2011 at 10:57am Community Member, 168 Posts

many thanks!!!!!! worked like a charm, although it had a syntax error at first the function needed to be:

function RandomSlideshowItems() {
return DataObject::get("SlideshowItem", "", "RAND()", "");

I guess I should do a few more basics! thanks for the rapid response.


On another note is it possible to limit the amount of data objects that are pulled from the DB, i.e. I upload 10 images but only 5 random images are chosen to be shown in the slideshow?


15 May 2011 at 4:00am 4085 Posts

The fifth argument is the limit.


16 May 2011 at 12:31am Community Member, 168 Posts

Changing the code to this allowed me to display a limited number of images sourced from my uploads and chosen at random. The result is a slideshow which will always have varied content, perfect!

function RandomSliders($num = 3) {
return DataObject::get("Slider", "", "RAND()", "",$num);