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class Controller_Data_Array

Allows accessing array through a model interface.

Basic Set-up

In the most simple set-up a regular array of strings can be used as a source for array model:

$array = ['John', 'Peter', 'Steve'];

$m = $this->add('Model');
$m->setSource('Array', $array);

foreach($m as $id => $row) {
    echo $row['name'];

A name is the default name for the title column and if array records does not have hash, then it’s considered to have only one column - “name”. The ID of this array would be 0, 1 and 2.

Array of Hashes

I’m going to use aray of hashes to define my Menu structure through array:

$menu_data = [
    [ 'name'=>'Dashboard', 'page'=>'dash' ],
    [ 'name'=>'Settings', 'page'=>'user/settings' ],
    [ 'name'=>'Log Out', 'page'=>'logout' ],

    ->setSource('Array', $menu_data);

Hash of Hashes

You are more than welcome to specify a key for the array too. Agile Toolkit will try to determine which data you are using by looking at the first record. You can also omit some column values in your data:

$data = [
    1 => [ 'name'=>'John', 'surname'=>'Lush' ],
    3 => [ 'name'=>'Betty', 'surname'=>'Smith' ],
    8 => [ 'name'=>'Peter', 'surname'=>'Cute' ],

$m = $this->add('Model');
$m->setSource('Array', $data);

$this->add('H1')->set('First user name: '.$m['name'].' and the rest are:');

    ->setModel($m, [ 'id', 'name', 'surname']);