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problem with if logic

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Community Member, 51 Posts

10 June 2010 at 1:17pm

Edited: 10/06/2010 1:29pm

The method below is producting this debug output.

Debug (StudentSearch_Controller->StudentSearchResults() in line 74 of StudentSearch.php)
Debug (StudentSearch_Controller->StudentSearchResults() in line 85 of StudentSearch.php)


// Get student search results for display on template
function StudentSearchResults(){

if ($searchstring="*") {
$results = DataObject::get('Student','','Lastname,FirstName');
else {
$results = DataObject::get('Student',"`Lastname`='".Convert::raw2sql($searchstring)."'",'Lastname,FirstName');

return $results;



It seems to me that the if statement is setting the value of the searchstring.

Any ideas?


Community Member, 78 Posts

10 June 2010 at 2:48pm


It needs to be

if ($searchstring == "*")

There are two equals signs for testing equality. One = is assignment, even in an if-statement.



Community Member, 51 Posts

10 June 2010 at 8:00pm

Thanks Mark. Do you know, I thought of trying that. Don't know why I didn't! I'm New to PHP and I'm to used to my old foxpro syntax days!

Much appreciated.