CakePHP comes with a bunch of useful helpers and components which provide user handy tools to process and manipulate data. These helpers are not only the valuable assets for the framework user, but can be of great help to someone writing a core php application and not using the CakePHP framework. Continue reading
By using fgetcsv function we can have well formatted output for csv data without any pain. If you don’t want to use fgetcsv function for some reason and your CSV comma separated entries may contain comma inside except the delimiters, here is a quick alternate. Continue reading
While working on a report generation system i had to perform a query to check whether records exist in ‘reports’ table between a date range received from two form fields “start_date” and “end_date”. To make it more specific i will try to explain it with the help of an example. Continue reading
On a page that is generated by Joomla, by default you will always see a meta tag like following
<meta name="generator" content="Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management" />
After installing Joomla! 1.5, i encountered the following warning message saying “Direct Access to this location is not allowed” when changing the template to which i just downloaded from www.siteground.com. I compared the template files with default templates bundled with 1.5 package and found that configuration files params.ini was missing in my downloaded one. Continue reading
Steps to Install IE7 and Keep IE6 as well
- Download and install IE7 from Microsoft Website. Installing IE7 will remove IE6 from your system. Don’t worry we will bring it back in a moment.
- Download Multiple IE installer for different versions of IE here.
- Retrieve any/all of IE 6, IE 5.5, IE 5 and/or IE 4.
Happy IE browsing!
Error handling in CakePHP is pretty simple and straight forward. While developing in CakePHP with debug value set to > 0 (Configure::write(‘debug’, 1); in app/config/core.php) you might have encountered error messages something similar to this: Continue reading
As default we have single var $validate rule set in the model class which is triggered on each save() method call while saving form data. This is quite logical and sufficient for single form fields to validate but what if we have another form with somewhat different fields which we want to post and validate? As an answer i know of three different approaches. Continue reading
Sometimes we need to filter records via custom query while using ajax pagination in a cakephp application. An easy way to achieve this is to store query in a session varibale and to check it whenever an ajax call is made through “previous”, “next” or pagination links like 1,2,3 etc. Continue reading
Mininal use of $uses variable to load models
CakePHP loads all models specified in var $uses array when a controller action is called. By loading a model cakephp creates the schema/structure of the table and also caches it for further use in the application.
Let say you specify four models in the var $uses. Now every time you call a controller action, all four models will be loaded irrespective of any of four being used by controller action or not. For example, Continue reading