Is this an accepted way of retrieving data?

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Is this an accepted way of retrieving data?

Post by Golfmad » 08 Nov 2018, 12:23


New to Laravel and this framework, I just wanted to check to see if this is an accepted/recommended method of getting data about "items". For example I wanted to retrieve the short description about a category so I did the following.

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//var_dump($catItem->getRefItems( 'text' ))

$text_for_category =  $catItem->getRefItems( 'text' );

foreach( $text_for_category as $text ) {
	if($text->getTypeName() == "Short description"){
		echo $text->getContent();
As stated, not sure if this is the best approach (perhaps by doing it this way I am missing out on features) but it does seem to output my expected data.

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Re: Is this an accepted way of retrieving data?

Post by aimeos » 09 Nov 2018, 20:47

It's much easier. You only have to use this:

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$catItem->getRefItems( 'text', 'short', 'default' )
"short" is the text type for the catalog domain you have to create and use for category short descriptions. "default" is the list type in the mshop_catalog_list table
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