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Question on DataObject::get


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Community Member, 48 Posts

8 October 2011 at 4:50am

The other day I posted a posted a question where I could get objects that had a particular ID

jobsob = DataObject::get('Jobs', 'FamiliesID = 226');

But I wanted to replace 226 with the ID of the class I'm in. I was given this as the solution:

$jobsob = DataObject::get('Jobs', "FamiliesID = {$this->ID}"); And it worked perfectly. I'm just trying to modify it slightly and I get errors.

What I want now.

$jobsob = DataObject::get('Jobs', "FamilyTitle = {$this->Title}"); FamilyTitle is just a different field in Jobs and I want to get the all the Jobs where FamilyTitle is equal to the Title of the object I'm in.

I'd appreciate any idea why this isn't working.


Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

8 October 2011 at 6:48am

This is because the database assumes any non-quoted string is a column name. What you want is "FamilyTitle = '{$this->Title}'". You must use single quotes as the SQL is run in ANSI mode, which means the database treats double quotes as wrappers for column/table names.

If $this->Title could ever contain a single quote itself, you'll want something more like: "FamilyTitle = '" . Convert::raw2sql($this->Title) . "'"