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How to iterate through an Arraylist within an array list?

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Community Member, 7 Posts

19 December 2012 at 10:47pm

How can I loop through an ArrayList within another ArrayList?
I tried a lot of things and was looking all over the Silverstripe sites, but somehow I can't figure out how this works.
Anybody can give me some clue?

This is what I have now:

Function inside controller:

$pages = DataObject::get("SiteTree","MATCH (Title, Content) AGAINST ('$query' IN BOOLEAN MODE)");
$searchresults = new ArrayList(array(
     'pages' => $pages

$data['Results'] = $searchresults;

return $this->customise($data)->renderWith(array('Page_results')); 


<% if Results %>         
      <ul id="MainSearchResults">
        <% loop Results %>
                       <% if pages() %>
                         <% loop pages() %>
                            <a class="searchResultHeader" href="$Link">
                              <% if MenuTitle %>
                              <% else %>
                              <% end_if %>
                            <a class="readMoreLink" href="$Link" title="Lees meer over &quot;{$Title}&quot;">Lees meer over &quot; {$Title}&quot;...</a>
                       <% end_loop %>
                       <% else %>
                          <p>There are no results</p>
                       <% end_if %>

        <% end_loop %>
    <% else %>
      <p>Sorry, there are no results</p>
    <% end_if %>


Community Member, 187 Posts

20 December 2012 at 12:00am

In your example, $pages is a DataList, so you don't need to wrap it in an ArrayList.

Just do $data['Results'] = $pages and in your template:

<% if Results %>
        <% control Results %>
        <% end_control %>
<% else %>
        There were no results
<% end_if %>


Community Member, 7 Posts

20 December 2012 at 1:25am

@kinglozzer: thanks for your quick response. In my example I had only one list inside a list, but in fact I want to use several lists inside the Arraylist, so my question remains the same...


Community Member, 22 Posts

20 December 2012 at 3:33am

Why the parentheses after pages? Have you tried removing them?

Also why not show the name of your controller function. Did you call it pages maybe?