Saturday, 03 August 2013 22:47

how to get data from database and display in joomla

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It's quite common to get data from joomla database table.
By the following way i show how to get data as a objects
list and loop through the list to display data in web page -

First i get data from table using joomla class methods
as follows -

$database = JFactory::getDBO();
$database->setQuery("SELECT record,name FROM `#__tablename` ORDER BY id ASC");
$orderitems = $database->loadObjectList();

By the code it's easy to guess how to load data from table as
objects list in $orderitems.Then by the following way i loop
through the list and display each record(table row) data

<? if (count($orderitems)>0) { ?>
<div style="overflow:auto;border:1px solid lightgray;">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;">
<tbody class="bodycontent">
$cnt = 1;
foreach ($orderitems as $item) { ?>
<tr class="ms_row<?php echo ($cnt%2); ?>">
<td> <?php echo $item->record; ?></td> <td> <?php echo $item->name; ?></td>

<?php $cnt++; } ?>
<? } else { ?> <div style="border:none;">No Items Found</div> <? } ?>

Hope it helps very much.

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