v1.2.2 - Official User Guide

Records (Contents)

The Records model is the heart of Bancha! Is used to extract the Record Objects of Bancha. Is automatically loaded by the framework, and you can access it on the MVC in these two simple ways:

// 1. Around the MVC

// 2. Inside the views of a theme using the find() function
//    of the frontend helper that is automatically loaded by the themes.

Note: to learn how to create or edit Records objects, read Create Record objects.

The model has a big number of functions that you can use to refine your extractions. First of all, you need to filter by one or more Content types as follows:

$products = $this->records->type('Products')->get();

//or passing an array of content types
$both = $this->records->type(array('Products', 'Photos'))->get();

//Inside the themes, you will likely use the find function passing the type/s
//as first parameter:
$products = find('Products')->get();

Note: the type/find function must be used before calling other functions (such as where, order_by, etc..). The **get() function that you just saw is used to extract the Record Objects after placing the conditions. Remember to use it as last method to start the extraction!

Where condition

where($column, $val) and or_where($column, $val)

You can add where conditions on physical columns as well as xml columns:

$posts = find('Blog')->where('title', 'Foo')->get();

$products = find('Products')->where('id_record !=', 5)->get();

//You can add more than one where conditions:
$prods = find('Products')->where('date_publish > ' . time())
                         ->where('id_record', 4)
                         ->or_where('title !=', 'Foo')

Like condition

like($column, $val) and or_like($column, $val)

The like condition works identical to the above where condition:

$pages = find('Menu')->like('title', 'Home')->get();

$posts = find('Products')->like('title', 'Helmet')->get();

//You can combine the like condition with other conditions:
$prods = find('Products')->where('date_publish > ' . time())
                         ->like('title', 'Helmet')
                         ->or_like('title', 'Hats')

Where_in condition

where_in($column, $val [, $escape])

Similar to the where condition, but accepts an array as second parameter:

$posts = find('Blog')->where_in('id_record', array(1, 2, 3))->get();

Order by

order_by($column, $direction)

Sets a standard SQL order by:

$posts = find('Blog')->like('title', 'News')->order_by('date_publish', 'DESC')->get();

Limit the results

limit($num, $offset)

Sets a standard SQL limit:

$posts = find('Blog')->order_by('date_publish', 'DESC')->limit(10)->get();

Count records


You can use the count function instead of the get() one, to count records:

$num = find('Blog')->like('title', 'News')->count();

Extract linked documents


Documents of each record are not automatically extracted. You can extract the documents calling the documents function before the get() method:

$posts = find('Blog')->documents(TRUE)->limit(10)->get();

If you wish, you can extract the documents later, using the set_document function of the Record Objects.

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