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Abhi Ed
database call in navigation.vm
July 17, 2012 1:19 AM
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Abhi Ed

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hello,
In my theme i have a requirement that one of the navigation links will contain the list that will be dynamically populated after querying the database.
Can we make a database call in navigation.vm ?
Muzakir Khan
RE: database call in navigation.vm
July 17, 2012 3:02 AM
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Muzakir Khan

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Abhi Ed:
hello,

Can we make a database call in navigation.vm ?

Think so yes, we can make a database call in navigation.vm using javascript..

Regards
Khan
Abhi Ed
RE: database call in navigation.vm
July 17, 2012 3:05 AM
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Abhi Ed

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Muzakir Khan:
Abhi Ed:
hello,

Can we make a database call in navigation.vm ?

Think so yes, we can make a database call in navigation.vm using javascript..

Regards
Khan


Thanks Muzakir, Can u explain how this call can be performed by any example which can clarify this?
Muzakir Khan
RE: database call in navigation.vm
July 17, 2012 3:14 AM
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Muzakir Khan

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Abhi Ed:

Thanks Muzakir, Can u explain how this call can be performed by any example which can clarify this?


I am sorry, you have to include the javascript code(onclick) for calling the database in your portal_normal.vm of your theme..
You just google javascript code for the same, u will get it..
Abhi Ed
RE: database call in navigation.vm
July 17, 2012 3:52 AM
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Abhi Ed

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Muzakir Khan:
Abhi Ed:

Thanks Muzakir, Can u explain how this call can be performed by any example which can clarify this?


I am sorry, you have to include the javascript code(onclick) for calling the database in your portal_normal.vm of your theme..
You just google javascript code for the same, u will get it..



I don't know, how practical ur solution is,Muzakir.However,thanks for ur time.

The question stands open yet.If anyone has done like this before,please share ur ideas.
Priyanka Dhingra
RE: database call in navigation.vm
July 17, 2012 8:23 AM
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Priyanka Dhingra

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Hi,
Please check the following link
https://www.liferay.com/community/forums/-/message_boards/message/10559868
I think editing the velocityvariable class will give you access to your database and then you can access the variable with a $ in your init-custom.vm
I didnt tried anyways but that can be a possible solution(an idea).
Aravinth Raj Raju
RE: database call in navigation.vm
August 14, 2012 3:30 AM
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Aravinth Raj Raju

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Hi,

I too have similar requirement, to load menus after querying from a custom table.
Plz post your ideas.

Thanks,
Aravinth Raj R.
David H Nebinger
RE: database call in navigation.vm
August 14, 2012 6:09 AM
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David H Nebinger

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Abhi Ed:
Can we make a database call in navigation.vm ?


Yes, although you shouldn't do things this way.

Navigation.vm is a velocity script, and tweaking the velocity context to include necessary stuff to run the query would not be good.

Instead you should wrap the logic into a Spring bean. Register the bean in the portal's Spring context, then use $utilLocator.findUtil("my spring bean") to get access to the spring bean in navigation.vm, call the bean, and handle the results.