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Test for presence of module or fields

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Community Member, 166 Posts

2 November 2011 at 2:06pm


Is there a conventional way of testing for the presence of Module or specific fields that a module might create?

Thanks very much.



Community Member, 215 Posts

2 November 2011 at 9:43pm

You can check if a class exists by doing this:

if (class_exists('MyClass')) {
    $myclass = new MyClass();

So you could check for a known class in the module and then assume that the module is installed - maybe not ideal...


Community Member, 166 Posts

3 November 2011 at 11:27am

Thanks @Howard, that'll do the trick.

So there isn't a Sapphire API to test for the presence of a module or widget?

Thanks again.