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[SOLVED] Average Rating Function Causing Errors

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Community Member, 545 Posts

29 August 2009 at 9:03am

Edited: 01/09/2009 1:36am

I have a product rating system in place and I calculate average rating on approved ratings. If a product page doesn't have a rating or doesn't have an approved rating I get a White Screen of Death unless I remove the $AverageRating tag from the template.

Below is the Code

function AverageRating() {
		 $records = DataObject::get("Review","Approval = 1 AND ProductID =" . $this->ID);
		 $ratingArray = $records->column('Rating');
		 $totalRatingsCount = $records->Count();
		 $totalRatingSum = array_sum($ratingArray);
		 $averageRating = $totalRatingSum/$totalRatingsCount;
		 if ($averageRating >= ($half = ($ceil = ceil($averageRating))- 0.5) + 0.25) return $ceil;
		 else if($averageRating < $half - 0.25) return floor($averageRating);
		 else return $half;

I've tried wrapping the rating calculation in in a if (isset($records)) {...}else{return 0;} but that doesn't help


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

29 August 2009 at 7:22pm

have you tried just adding this simple if after the dataobject get -

 if(!$records || $records->Count <= 0) return false;
rather then the isset() which may return true if $records is empty dataobjectset.


Community Member, 545 Posts

1 September 2009 at 1:33am

Thanks that got it.


Community Member, 61 Posts

21 January 2010 at 8:36pm

Hi would you be able to please post the complete code to allow rating of a dataobject?



Community Member, 545 Posts

22 January 2010 at 2:45am

Sure, it needs the DataObjectManager installed. I've also set it up that a review needs to be approved before it's published but that can be easily removed.

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Community Member, 61 Posts

22 January 2010 at 12:37pm

Awsome thanks Zenmonkey.