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

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(){
<?php
//      $bbc = $user['id'];

      $curcatnum = -1;
      $itemnum = -1;
      $curcat = '';
      // THIS IS THE READ POINT

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      foreach ($this->items as $item) {
            $itemnum++;            
          if ($curcat != $item->category) {
                  $curcatnum++;
                  $itemnum = 0;
                     $curcat = $item->category;
                     echo ('price_list['.$curcatnum.'] = new Array();'."\n");
            };
            echo ("      price_list[".$curcatnum."][".$itemnum."] = ".$item->cost."; ");
      }
?>
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Ray PaseurCommented:
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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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Are you using some framework?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
@marqusG: Based on the Zones, probably Joomla.
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Lol, didn't see: it's written too little... :)
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Chris StanyonCommented:
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 PaseurCommented:
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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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
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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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help
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