Selectors class

Processes a selector string into a WireArray of Selector objects.

This Selectors class is used internally by ProcessWire to provide selector string (and array) matching throughout the core.

$selectors = new Selectors("sale_price|retail_price>100, currency=USD|EUR");
if($selectors->matches($page)) {
  // selector string matches the given $page (which can be any Wire-derived item)
}
// iterate and display what's in this Selectors object
foreach($selectors as $selector) {
  echo "<p>";
  echo "Field(s): " . implode('|', $selector->fields) . "<br>";
  echo "Operator: " . $selector->operator . "<br>";
  echo "Value(s): " . implode('|', $selector->values) . "<br>";
  echo "</p>";
}

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the Selectors class also inherits all the methods and properties of: WireArray and Wire.

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
Selectors::debugInfoItem($item)
(nothing) 
Selectors::getAllFields()
arrayReturn array of all field names referenced in all of the Selector objects here 
Selectors::getAllValues()
arrayReturn array of all values referenced in all Selector objects here 
Selectors::getOperatorType(string $operator)
bool stringReturn a string indicating the type of operator that it is, or false if not an operator 
Selectors::getSelectorByField(string $fieldName)
Selector array nullGet the first selector that uses given field name 
Selectors::getSelectorByFieldValue(string $fieldName, $value)
Selector array nullGet the first selector that uses given field name AND has the given value 
Selectors::init($selector)
(nothing)Set the selector string or array (if not set already from the constructor) 
Selectors::isOperator(string $operator)
boolReturns true if given string is a recognized operator, or false if not 
Selectors::matches(Wire $item)
boolDoes the given Wire match these Selectors? 

Advanced

Static helpers

Static helper methods useful in analyzing selector strings outside of this class.

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, Selectors also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.148

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