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Passing Variables from Template to Class?


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4 March 2010 at 4:28am Community Member, 245 Posts

I'm iterating in my template through a DataObjectSet coming from a custom DB::query(). I need to start a new html list every 25 items. The trouble is, I don't know how to pass the loop position ($Pos) back to the PHP class to do the modulo calculation. The trouble is, I don't know where to put my code.


<% control GetPastClients %>
   <% if BeginNewList(25) %>
      <div style="float:left;">
   <% end_if %>
   <% if EndList %>
   <% end_if %>
<% end_control %>


function BeginNewList($ItemsPerList) {
   if(($this->Pos()-1) % $ItemsPerList == 0) {
      return true;
   } else {
      return false;

There are 159 items in the DataObjectSet. Can anyone tell me why this function prints out nothing? It's as if it doesn't exist. What I erally need to do here is to pass the Pos() from the template [<% if BeginNewList(Pos) %>] but I I can't seem to do this for some reason. Anyoen have any idea how I can accomplish what I'm trying to do here?



7 March 2010 at 5:09am Community Member, 279 Posts

There is an excellent ducumentation on how to implement pagination: