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PHP Stdclass Object

Hello Teachers,

I have a question I am kinda confused and not getting the right results

  1. I have an object(stdClass) like this

object(stdClass)#369 (17) { ["title"]=> string(25) "I am title 1" ["someproperty1"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty2"]=> string(0) "" ["section"]=> string(8) "projects" ["someproperty3"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty4"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty5"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty6"]=> ...etc. }

object(stdClass)#441 (17) { ["title"]=> string(25) "I am title 2" ["someproperty1"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty2"]=> string(0) "" ["section"]=> string(8) "projects" ["someproperty3"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty4"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty5"]=> string(0) "" ["someproperty6"]=> ...etc. }

If you notice in the stdClass there is a property called "section" it has a value of a string and this string could be projects, companies, universities...etc.

What I am trying to do is

foreach($this->results as $result) {

$projectItem = NULL;
/* accessing the section property in the stdClass and if it is equals to projects count how many objects its section property is equal to projects */ if($result->section == "projects"){ $projectItem = $result; echo "<pre>"; echo count($result);



What I wanna do is count every object where its section property equals a specific value I could achieve getting a result of 1 in each result but it is not counting so how can I do this please help and thanks in advance :)

1 Answer

Henrik Hansen
Henrik Hansen
23,176 Points

If you only want a simple counter for each time you find the right value, the initialize a variable before the foreach loop and set it to zero ($i = 0). The increment it inside the if statement, and after the loop finished you have counted each time the loop found your value.

// Initialize counter
$i = 0;

// Do the loop
foreach( $this->result as $result ){
    if ($result->section == $value) {
         // increment counter
} // end foreach

echo( $i );