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DataObject::get() returns null




22 April 2010 at 7:05pm (Last edited: 22 April 2010 7:10pm), Community Member, 39 Posts

Hi. I have a problem with searching through DataObjects.
My code looks like:

function search() {
$phrase = Director::urlParam("ID");
$filter = "`ParentPageID` = '".Director::currentPage()->ID."' AND `Content` LIKE '%".$phrase."%'";
$items = DataObject::get('MyObject',$filter);
$data = array( "Results" => $items );
return $this->customise($data)->renderWith('SearchResults');

And the template:

<% if Results %>
<% else %>
<p>No results</p>
<% end_if %>

When the $phrase is found, everything works perfect. But when the $phrase filter doesn't match any objects, the template goes blank.
Checking $items->Count() doesn't help, it looks like the renderer doesn't work when no objects are found.

What does DataObject::get() return when the filter param doesn't match anything?
How can I make this work?