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PrestaShop Module Development

By : Fabien Serny
Book Image

PrestaShop Module Development

By: Fabien Serny

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
PrestaShop Module Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using object models to create cleaner code

At this point, we have a DB request (sometimes almost the same request) in different files of the module: controllers/front/comments, override/classes/Search.php, and mymodcomments.php. So it might be a good time to create the MyModComment object model. Create a directory named classes in your module's directory and place a file named MyModComment.php in it.


The naming convention of PrestaShop is as follows:

  • Set the same name for the file and class

  • Use CamelCase for the name

  • Set the name in singular

  • The name should match the name of the table in the database

Creating the ObjectModel class

First, create your object class (name it as described previously) and extend it from ObjectModel. You will then have to create one public variable for each field and set the definitions array.

The definitions array is pretty easy to read; you have to perform the following steps (see the upcoming code example):

  1. Set the database table related to the object; in our case...