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Randomizing Custom Content

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Community Member, 4 Posts

12 September 2008 at 9:24pm

Hi Guys

I had a look at some of the posts on random content but nothing really answers what I would like to do.

I created 4 new fields in the db and cms for my HomePage.php page model. Showcase1-4. I have added content to Showcase1-4 and call them as $Showcase1, $Showcase2 in my view. I would like to randomize the actual content being shown ie only one showcase between $Showcase1 and $Showcase4 should be shown at any one time.

Is this possible?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Community Member, 69 Posts

13 September 2008 at 12:15am

In your home page controller:

function randShowcase() {
   $random = rand(1, 4);
   $field = 'Showcase'.$random;
   return $this->$field;

so in your template you can call $randShowcase


Community Member, 4 Posts

13 September 2008 at 1:42am

Thanks! Much appreciated.