Implement business logic

Implement business logic

2 years 3 months ago #1826 by XELESS KFT

Hi there! What if I was implemented the business logic into my component on model level then reconized that something is missing (for example a field) . Will the new component overwrite all the files in component? If so what is the best way to implement my custom code into the component? I would not like to diff these changed files every time if i had to re-create my component. I hope my question is clear. Thanks for your help.

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2 years 3 months ago #1828 by Jamila

Hi there,

Yes, as soon as you install the new component, all the files will be overwritten. The only way you can keep your custom code is by copying and pasting them into the new component.

We would like to recommend to diff the latest component generated with the older component generated and include the changes in the modified version of your component.

I hope this information helps.

Best regards,
Jamila Cisse

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2 years 3 months ago #1829 by Pieter-Jan van Rossen

Tip: use overrides bij adding your default.php to templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/YOUR_COMPONENT/YOUR_VIEW/. This can be done on frontend, as well as backend (administrator/templates/YOUR_ADMIN_TEMPLATE/html/YOUR_COMPONENT/YOUR_VIEW)

In that way you can always keep your changes. Mind that if you add fields, these are not automaticly added in your override.

More on overrides: docs.joomla.org/How_to_override_the_outp...rom_the_Joomla!_core

Especially in development this is the easiest way to prevent your component being overwritten when installing a update. I recommend doing this also in production, so you can easily update/fix your component.

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2 years 3 months ago #1833 by Pieter-Jan van Rossen

wow, the forum played som trick on me, sorry for posting the same reply 4 times (but why?).

Anyway, a little addon on my previous comment, you can find your views for frontend in site/views, for backend in administrator/views. Copy those to your html-folder in your template. Mind that in de component the default.php (or edit.php for backend form views) is located in a tmpl folder. Move it out of the tmpl folder, so the file is directly in your view folder (i.e. templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/YOUR-COMPONENT/YOUR_VIEW/default.php)

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