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Old 02-02-2006, 06:13 PM
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Ok, so I have a custom module that I am setting 2 cutom variables in..

the module displays as partof the article fine..

Can i use those custom variables in the forums display? I want to change the forum display to a table like this:

Article Name Variable1 Variable2 Variable3 Poster Date Posted
Art1 2 4 21 Blarg 1/31/06
Art2 4 4 22 Booya 2/01/06

etc etc .. each of the articles will display like that, and I can sort by any of the fields.

Any idea how to do this ?
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:35 PM
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You can do it, however you would need to make some code modifications.

In your GARS ForumDisplay Query hook, change it to this:
PHP Code:
if(is_object($vbulletin->gars)) 

$hook_query_fields.=", ga.header_image, ga.synopsis, ga.byline, ga.feature_untill, ga.pagecount,ga.custom1, ga.custom2"
$hook_query_joins .= " LEFT JOIN " TABLE_PREFIX "gars as ga ON(ga.threadid = thread.threadid) "
if (!
$previewfield

$previewfield "post.pagetext AS preview,"
$previewjoin "LEFT JOIN " TABLE_PREFIX "post AS post ON(post.postid = thread.firstpostid)"


then you would need to edit your gars_class_core.php file and in the process threadbit function, you would need to add something like:
$thread['custom1'] = unserialize($thread['custom1']);

Then in your GARS_threadbit you could access the variables like $thread[custom1][myvariable]

However I have to say I havent tested the above, and its totally off the cuff

Also, thats potentially a lot of unserialize commands which could affect performance on a stressed server.

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Old 02-03-2006, 04:14 AM
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I'm tested and It not work. Geek, you can teach me & Zate: "How to add new variable same as byline and synopsis". After done, Admin can chose On/off new variable in AdminCP/GARS/Types/Article Type/Editing options/Show XXXX (with XXXX is new variable).

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Ill put it on my todo list if Zates still having woes. Its more of a modification of the hack, and so my current projects have to take a priority
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:08 PM
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yeah thats fine.. i'm still working out just how much modification is going to take place to get what i need.

ideally i need this : http://www.devmaster.net/engines/
Thats almost exactly what I am trying to create, from the categories on the front, to their amazing submission page. I have contacted them to see if they will share some code.
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