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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Examples: User registration system

Let’s assume we want to create a registration system which will store the following:

  1. a username
  2. a password
  3. user’s first name
  4. user’s last name
  5. user’s email address

Use the list of attributes above to generate the User object for PHP 4 and download the zip file.

Then, unzip the contents and rename the object file to class.user.php. At this point, this is what you should have in a folder somewhere on your system

Next, open class.user.php file, and in the header region, you should find the SQL query to create the table needed by your object. Once your table is created, open the configuration file and edit it so that the wrapper can connect to your database.

Now, let’s assume you already have a web registration form (see index.html). If you look at the source code for the web form, you’ll find 6 inputs:

  1. username
  2. password1
  3. password2
  4. firstname
  5. lastname
  6. emailaddress

All we need to do now is process the data that’s submitted from the form, create a USER object and Save it to the database.

This is the simplified code to process the data when the form is submitted:

$user = new User();
$user->userName = $_POST['username'];
if ($_POST['password1'] == $_POST['$password2'])
    $user->password = $_POST['password1'];
$user->firstName = $_POST['firstname'];
$user->lastName= $_POST['lastname'];
$user->emailAddress= $_POST['emailaddress'];
if ($user->Save())
    echo "user successfully saved";


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