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: Survey form

Creating survey forms must be one of the most repetitive and boring aspect of web development. However, you can’t always simply reuse code from previous projects because each time, you need to capture different information depending on your website/product.

Using Php Object Generator in this situation saves you from the having to write everything from scratch. Actually, if you already have your web form ready and use POG to generate the database access code, you’ll probably be done in less than 15 minutes.

So, for this example, let’s assume we need to capture the following information for an employee survey form:

  1. Position in the company
  2. Employment duration
  3. Level of satisfaction
  4. Gender
  5. Age
  6. Additional comments

The easiest and fastest way to generate code for these specifications is to generate a SurveyResponse object as follows:

Then we create the web form survey as follows:

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

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

include "include/configuration.php";
include "include/class.database.php";
include "include/class.surveyresponse.php";

        $surveyResponse = new SurveyResponse();

        // we are doing extra validation before saving.
if (isset($_POST['position']))
$surveyResponse->employmentPosition = $_POST['position'];
if (isset($_POST['duration']))
$surveyResponse->employmentDuration = $_POST['duration'];
if (isset($_POST['satisfaction']))
$surveyResponse->satisfactionLevel = $_POST['satisfaction'];
if (isset($_POST['gender']))
$surveyResponse->gender = $_POST['gender'];
if (isset($_POST['age']))
$surveyResponse->age = $_POST['age'];
if (isset($_POST['comments']))
$surveyResponse->comments = $_POST['comments'];
if ($surveyResponse->Save())
echo "Response saved successfully";


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