[thelist] PHP / smarty

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Sun Oct 9 11:30:12 CDT 2011

I am working a project, a shopping cart, which is done using smarty which I don't know.  I am making some customizations to the product page which require running a query against the product ID.  Looking at the smarty template files, the product ID can be displayed using this smarty code:


as in: <h4>Product ID: {product.product_id}</h4>

The question. How can you convert the smarty ID to a PHP variable that can be used in the PHP/MySQL query?  Example:


$product_id = some PHP function on product.product_id ; // meaning what php code do I use to extract the ID out of smarty

$query = "select pcid, pid, group, title, description from product_xdesc where pid = $product_id";


I will probably set up the PHP as an include file.  Once I have the $product_id passed to PHP, the rest is easy.


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