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DevShed:
Running Conditional Select Statements with the Active Record Pattern
Mar 18, 2009 @ 07:58:54

DevShed continues their look at the Active Record pattern with this third part of the series focusing on a new method in their class that will make select requests for the Active Record layer.

If you’re a PHP programmer who wants to learn how to implement the active record pattern within a MySQL abstraction class to make your database-driven applications more robust and maintainable, then look no further. [...] In this third chapter of the series I’m going to show you how to add a new method to the class. It will be charged with executing conditional SELECT statements via a modified version of the active record pattern.

After reviewing the CRUD functionality from the previous articles, they add in the new method - a fetchWhere function that allows the user to submit a table name and the parameters to add to the where clause as an array. Some sample code is included.

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