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Links Custom Sort
Is there a way to create custom sorted list of links which are not sorted by build_sort_order_category variable?

For Example:

Links have following parameters : City_Name, County_Name, Language


I want to create 3 link lists in one category page one arranged by City_Name other by County_Name and another by Language:


List 1


City_Name1 Link1
City_Name1 Link2
City_Name2 Link3
City_Name2 Link4
City_Name2 Link5


List 2


County_Name1 Link5
County_Name1 Link2
County_Name2 Link3
County_Name2 Link4
County_Name2 Link9


List 3


Language1 Link7
Language1 Link8
Language1 Link2
Language2 Link4
Language2 Link1




Thank you in advance!


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Hi,

Are you wanting to load those just in specific categories, or results from the WHOLE database (but just showing in specific categories) ?

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Hi Andy,

I would like to have this link lists on selected categories.
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Hi,

Took a little while to do, but here you go:

load_links
Code:
sub {

my ($limit,$sort_order,$cat_id) = (shift,shift,shift);
my @queries = @_;

$sort_order ||= "Title ASC";

my $tbl = $DB->table('Links');

if ($limit) {
$tbl->select_options(qq|ORDER BY $sort_order LIMIT $limit|);
} else {
$tbl->select_options(qq|ORDER BY $sort_order|);
}

my $cond = new GT::SQL::Condition;

foreach (@queries) {
my ($field,$operator,$val) = split /::/;
$cond->add($field,$operator,$val);
}
$cond->bool("AND");

my $sth = $tbl->select( $cond, { 'CatLinks.CategoryID' => $cat_id } ) || die $GT::SQL::error;

my @loop;
while (my $hit = $sth->fetchrow_hashref) {

$hit = Links::SiteHTML::tags('link', $hit);
push @loop, $hit;
}

return { cond_loop_link => \@loop }


}


Call with:

Code:
<%load_links(LIMIT,'SORT ORDER',CATEGORY_ID,'isValidated::=::Yes','Foo::LIKE::%bar%')%>

...so a "proper" example:

Code:
<%load_links(10,'Title ASC',123,'isValidated::=::Yes','Foo::LIKE::%bar%')%>

..which would get links from category ID 123, sorted by Title ASC and limit it to 10. It would also look for:

Code:
isValidated => Yes
Foo LIKE "%bar%"

If you are calling this from inside a category that you wanna get the results from, you can use $category_id in the place of 123.

To show the results you just do:

Code:
<%loop cond_loop_link%>
<%include link.html%>
<%endloop%>

Hope that helps.

Cheers

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Re: [Andy] Links Custom Sort In reply to
Hi Andy,

thank you very much for the code!

Could you please explain a bit more about part?

isValidated => Yes
Foo LIKE "%bar%"




Thanks again.
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Re: [AMIXIMA] Links Custom Sort In reply to
You would just run it like this from category.html (for your example);

Code:
<%load_links(25,'City_Name ASC',$category_id,'isValidated::=::Yes')%>
<h2>Listings sorted by City name:</h2>
<%loop cond_loop_link%>
<%include link.html%>
<%endloop%>

<%load_links(25,'County_Name ASC',$category_id,'isValidated::=::Yes')%>
<h2>Listings sorted by County name:</h2>
<%loop cond_loop_link%>
<%include link.html%>
<%endloop%>

<%load_links(25,'Language ASC',$category_id,'isValidated::=::Yes')%>
<h2>Listings sorted by Language :</h2>
<%loop cond_loop_link%>
<%include link.html%>
<%endloop%>

Cheers

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Andy,

Thank you again for your help!!!