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Variables only displaying when page is refreshed

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Community Member, 19 Posts

1 November 2012 at 11:30pm


I asked this in a different section, but haven't received a reply in almost a week.

Since asking, I have modified it a bit, but still only works when refreshing the page.

I am trying to get a variable from various google location ads to change the phone number depending on the ?number=xxx from the ad.

Currently the number displays a default value unless the page is refreshed, then the variable is displayed.
I need it to display the number without the need for a refresh.

Is there a better way of doing this that will display the variable number without the need for a page refresh?


<% if phonenumber %>$phonenumber <% else %>0800 xxx xxx<% end_if %>

In page.php
public function Phonenumber() {
    if (!isset($_SESSION['number']))
$phonenumber = $_GET['number'];
$_SESSION['number'] = $phonenumber;
return strip_tags (Session::get ('number'));

Any advice or pointers are massively appreciated.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

2 November 2012 at 11:24am

You might be better writing that function as

$number = Session::get('number');

if($get = $this->request->getVar('number')) {
$number = $get;
Session::set('number', $get);

return Convert::raw2xml($number);


Community Member, 19 Posts

3 November 2012 at 12:54am

Willr, thanks. That has fixed all my woes.
Except the admin section is white screening with no error being thrown.

I created a different page type and put this function on there instead of page.php and the admin section is accessible again.

One more question, is it possible to use a field in the CMS that can be used as the variable?

$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('StaticNumber'), 'Content');

is this possible?