Php Object Generator Tutorials
  1. Introduction to POG
  2. Setting up PHP, MySQL etc.
  3. Designing your objects
  4. Generating your code
  5. Description of the generated code
  6. Edit configuration file
  7. The Setup Process
  8. Using the code: Save()
  9. Using the code: Get()
  10. Using the code: SaveNew()
  11. Using the code: GetList()
  12. Using the code: Delete()
  13. Using the code: DeleteList()
  14. Advanced: object relations
  15. Advanced: Set{Parent}()
  16. Advanced: Get{Parent}()
  17. Advanced: Add{Child}()
  18. Advanced: Get{Child}List()
  19. Advanced: Save(deep)
  20. Advanced: Delete(deep)
  21. Advanced: Add{Sibling}()
  22. Advanced: Set{Child}List()
  23. Advanced: Set{Sibling}List()
  24. Advanced: Get{Sibling}List()
  25. Advanced: DeleteList(deep)
  26. Customizing POG-generated code
  27. Customizing: Extending POG Objects
  28. Customizing: Plugins
  29. Examples
  30. Examples: User registration system
  31. Examples: User authentication
  32. Examples: Survey form
  33. Examples: Using POG with AJAX
  34. PDO: Introduction
  35. PDO: SQLite example
  36. PDO: Firebird example
  37. PDO: PostgreSQL example
  38. PDO: MySQL example
  39. PDO: ODBC example
  40. Troubleshooting
  41. Troubleshooting: Data appears encoded
  42. Troubleshooting: Can't regenerate object
  43. Troubleshooting: Can't seem to Save()
  44. Troubleshooting: Can't get object / object attributes from database
  45. Troubleshooting: Can't open zip file on Mac
  46. Troubleshooting: Setup screen is blank
  47. Videos
  48. Appendix: Creating table(s) manually
  49. Appendix: Regenerating objects
  50. Appendix: Generating objects using SOAP
  51. Case Study: Gravity GTD
  52. Case Study: Web Form Factory

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Generating your code

NOTE: You can watch a video which demonstrates the explanation below.

Generate your code and download the zip file generated.

Extract the contents into a folder. You should see 2 folders 3 folders and 1 file, as shown below. The “objects” folder contains your generated object(s) along with a database wrapper. The “setup” folder contains the setup file(s) and image(s). The plugins folder contain a base64 plugin by default. More ‘official’ as well as 3rd party or even home-brewed plugins can be added to this folder for added functionality.

php code generator

This is a detailed view of the folder hierarchy and contents of the generated object package:

POG 3.x generated package structure:
php code generator hierarchy

The objects folder contain your generated objects.
The setup folder contains POG setup which will help you get things up-and-running after you’ve done the code generation part.
The plugins folder contain, by default, the base64 plugin that we provide in case you want seemless encoding-decoding of your data.
The configuration file is, as the name indicates, is the only file you need to edit to get things running.

If you’ve used POG 2.x before and compare this ‘new’ package structure (POG 3) over the one POG 2.x generated a couple of months ago, you’ll notice things have become slightly more complex, as we’ve added some new functionality. However, things are still in-line with our original philosophy of keeping things as simple and clean as possible.

POG 2.x generated package structure:
PHP code generator folder hierarchy

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POG documentation summary: