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Virtuemart get product_id

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Hi there,

I need to access the product_id of each product that is listed in the following Virtuemart store page:

http://lovemyself.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=61

Each item is created by the the file at:

\components\com_virtuemart\themes\default\templates\browse\browse2.php

But I cannot find anywhere in the entire site source code that lets me access the product_id variable for each product.

I can see that in browse2.php there are various variables used, such as $product_name, $product_s_desc, $product_flypage etc, but $product_id does not work.   The $product_flypage is the variable that builds the link for the product detail page - so I know the ID is within that $product_flypage variable, but I need it isolated.

I can access the ID from the URL after I view the product detail page by using a GET command. For example - http://lovemyself.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=48&category_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&&Itemid=63  (the product_id is 6).  But that method obvioulsy doesn't work back on the browse page.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Question by:webstudiointeractive
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Adam Chan earned 500 total points
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Greetings,

I'm not entirely sure if this is what you're looking for but from a preliminary look at the source code of the page shows that the actual listing of the products in the browse page is within an iframe:

<div class="contentpane">
<iframe       id="blockrandom"
...
src="http://lovemyself.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=62&category_id=6&page=shop.browse&limitstart=0&limit=500"
...


There are the links/images of each product, and you can extract the product_id from the hyperlink.

Cheers
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by:webstudiointeractive
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Hi addamez.  Thanks for that.  Yes I'm aware of the iframe, and that the product_id is in the hyperlink.  How would I extract the product ID from a hyperlink using PHP?  That would work...

Obviously I can't use the GET command, as this is a hyperlink within the body of the site.  Is there a PHP method to trim the link so that I'm left with the ID?  For example, it returns everything after "product_id=" and everything before the next ampersand "&" ?

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by:webstudiointeractive
ID: 24837336
Worked it out by using the following code. I'm sure there's a simpler way to do it with PHP but this worked so I'll run with that!
<? $var1 = explode("&", $product_flypage); $var2 = explode("=", $var1[2]); echo $var2[1]; ?>

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