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Roll your own discussions listings question.

edited March 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I'm new to Vanilla (and PHP) so this is likely to be a boneheaded question, but I'd like to be able to format my own SQL queries (i.e. w/o using sqlbuilder) and use the results to populate my discussions page. I've got the SQL working fine, but I'm unsure as to where to go from here. Any hints?


  • edited March 2007
    I believe the delegate you would want to use is the CommentManager's DiscussionManager's PreGetDiscussionList, (/library/Vanilla/Vanilla.Class.DiscussionManager.php) although I'm not sure if you would be able to replace the SQL in the builder directly with a pre-written query.

    But this begs the question of what you want to accomplish. The discussion list query is very complex, and different depending on the user browsing the forum--accounting for whispers, stickies, sink, blocked categories, etc. and this would be hard to account for all of these variables.

    edit: I meant discussion manager :-)
  • Thanks for the advice - I've decided that I'm going to try to get sqlbuilder to work for me. Do you know of a way to perform a DB function inside the addwhere function? What I'd like to be able to do is format the column data before the comparison. In my case: $s->AddWhere('t','Date(DateCreated)','',$Index_Date,'='); I'd like to compare just the date and not the entire datestamp. The MySQL chokes on the above snippet.
  • I believe you need to add the formatting function as a select parameter and then do the comparision: $s->AddSelect('t','Date(DateCreated) AS MyDateFormat'); $s->AddWhere('t','MyDateFormat','',$Index_Date,'='); I don't know the order of the parameters off the top of my head, so that may need a bit of tweaking.
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