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Problem looping through items in array

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John Broadwater

Community Member, 2 Posts

19 September 2016 at 11:35pm

Edited: 19/09/2016 11:42pm

My class testPage.php looks like this:

class testPage extends Page {

private static $db = array(

'Location1' => 'Text',
'Location2' => 'Text',
'Location3' => 'Text'


public function getCMSFields() {

$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Locations', TextField::create('Location1','Location #1'));
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Locations', TextField::create('Location2','Location #2'));
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Locations', TextField::create('Location3','Location #3'));

return $fields;



And my template ( looks like this:


<script type="text/javascript">

for ( i=1; i<4; i++ ) {

document.write('<li>$Location [ i ]</li>');




I've used the CMS to add values to each location e.g. Location #1 = Ipswich. But the template doesn't return any location values. I expected it to return Ipswich as the first line item for example. But it just returns " [ i ] " as each line item. Obviously I'm doing something simple wrong. Can anyone advise please?


Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

20 September 2016 at 3:09am

Have you completed the lessons, John?
This is pretty basic template stuff... "for" loops do not exist, it's more like...

<% loop $MyLocations %>
      <!-- do stuff -->
<% end_loop %>

See here...

John Broadwater

Community Member, 2 Posts

21 September 2016 at 9:20pm

What would I loop through in this case? loop $db doesn't work