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Creating a new class

Postby bunswo » Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:04 pm

I would like to create a new class called expertise to associtate users with multiple areas of expertise to be used while searching users.

I am having trouble making it work properly.

This is what I have done so far:

1. created a new directory in classes called expertise
2. created two files in that directory Expertise.inc.php, ExpertiseDAO.inc.php
3. I based these two files on User.inc.php and UserDAO.inc.php and modified them to correspond to my new expertise table in the database
4. I added an entry in DAORegistry.inc.php like this:
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case 'ExpertiseDAO': return 'expertise.ExpertiseDAO';

5. When I use this following line in ManagerHandler.inc.php I get a blank screen:
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$expertiseDao = &DAORegistry::getDAO('ExpertiseDAO');


Is there anything else I have to do to register this new class?

Thanks in advance.

Ben
Last edited by bunswo on Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Creating a New Class

Postby bunswo » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:16 am

Can anybody direct me documentation on how to add a new class?

Or just check to see what else I have to do here?

Thanks,

Ben
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