how does this php code where does the table db read happen

Posted on 2013-11-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
have the below code debugging and monitoring the $item variable then when it gets to
foreach ($this->items as $item) { the data is magically there but the de bug does not step off to the db read can some one please explain how this works

function initdata(){
//      $bbc = $user['id'];

      $curcatnum = -1;
      $itemnum = -1;
      $curcat = '';

      foreach ($this->items as $item) {
          if ($curcat != $item->category) {
                  $itemnum = 0;
                     $curcat = $item->category;
                     echo ('price_list['.$curcatnum.'] = new Array();'."\n");
            echo ("      price_list[".$curcatnum."][".$itemnum."] = ".$item->cost."; ");
Question by:sydneyguy
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by:Ray Paseur
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Without seeing the actual code, it may be impossible to help, but I'll make a guess.  Since initdata() is a PHP function, it has its own variable scope.  Variable names inside the function are isolated from names outside the function.
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by:Marco Gasi
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Are you using some framework?
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by:Ray Paseur
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@marqusG: Based on the Zones, probably Joomla.

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by:Marco Gasi
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Lol, didn't see: it's written too little... :)
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by:Chris Stanyon
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You've only shown part of the code so it's impossible to see. Something is happening before your code gets here to set the scope of $this

@Ray - it looks like the initdata() is a Javascript function - it's just using PHP to populate a Javascript array
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Ray Paseur earned 300 total points
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initdata() is a Javascript function
Good probability.  So much is missing from the question that it's hard to discern what the real issue might be!

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ID: 39671819
sorry about that forgot yes its joomla 3 and yes there is some code missing this is the code that i am trying to figure out this would be the actual setup of the extraction of the db, this is the code that i cannot find, its not that i am holding any thing back intentionally i just cannot find the code were it sets up this array of data records, this is what i am trying to find,
 will step through the code now and see what i can come up with  
the module is com_ipricecalc if you have used that before

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ID: 39672528
thanks for the help

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