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Passing Variables from Template to Class?

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Community Member, 245 Posts

4 March 2010 at 4:28am

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?



Community Member, 279 Posts

7 March 2010 at 5:09am

There is an excellent ducumentation on how to implement pagination: