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Hi all,

first of all, thanks for such a nice product, it helped me quite nicely to achieve what i needed.

To my question, i utilized the information in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9540...odeigniter to load a header and footer for my website.

My header contains a drop down (in a slide out menu, using js), the contents of which i would like to fill from a database query. I am using database queries in for my "templates", but for some reason i fail to understand how i would go on and do this for my header.

And while i am at it, how would i store a variable for permanent use, the above mentioned drop down is supposed to select a "default" project, which is seldomly changed, thus (it's ID) should be available throughout the use of other pages of the website.

If this is answered anywhere please let me know, i did use the search but either i am too blonde or i didn't look for the right keyword.

Thanks a lot!
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@xBarns,

This is how you get data to an view ( https://codeigniter.com/user_guide/gener...o-the-view )

There are a couple of ways to store a value for permanent use. It can be a global constant ( https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1399...p/13991295 ) or a session variable ( https://codeigniter.com/user_guide/libra...sion-class )
(11-23-2018, 09:38 AM)php_rocs Wrote: [ -> ]@xBarns,

This is how you get data to an view ( https://codeigniter.com/user_guide/gener...o-the-view )

There are a couple of ways to store a value for permanent use.  It can be a global constant ( https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1399...p/13991295 ) or a session variable ( https://codeigniter.com/user_guide/libra...sion-class )

@php_rocs, thanks, i know about how to pass the data, my question was more in the direction of where do i query the database, i tried in the "template" function but it did not work.

Thanks for pointing out how to store variables, just for my understanding though, constants would not be changeablre right?
Grrrrr, never mind my last reply, reading and understaning are sometimes two different things. I got it to work, just had to place it right.

Thanks!
@xBarns,

Sure no problem. Glad I could help.