CONTENT

An object with the content type CONTENT is designed to generate content by allowing to finely select records and have them rendered.

What records are visible is controlled by start and end fields and more standard fields automatically. The internal value SYS_LASTCHANGED is raised to the maximum timestamp value of the respective records.

See also

The cObject RECORDS in contrast is for displaying lists of records from a variety of tables without fine graining.

Properties

select

Property

select

Data type

select

Description

The SQL-statement, a SELECT query, is set here, including automatic visibility control.

table

Property

table

Data type

table name /stdWrap

Description

The table, the content should come from. Any table can be used; a check for a table prefix is not done.

In standard configuration this will be tt_content.

renderObj

Property

renderObj

Default

< [table name]

Description

The cObject used for rendering the records resulting from the query in .select.

If renderObj is not set explicitly, then < [table name] is used. So in this case the configuration of the according table is being copied. See the notes on the example below.

slide

Property

slide

Data type

integer /stdWrap

Description

If set and no content element is found by the select command, the rootLine will be traversed back until some content is found.

Possible values are -1 (slide back up to the siteroot), 1 (only the current level) and 2 (up from one level back).

Use -1 in combination with collect.

slide.collect

(integer /stdWrap) If set, all content elements found on the current and parent pages will be collected. Otherwise, the sliding would stop after the first hit. Set this value to the amount of levels to collect on, or use -1 to collect up to the siteroot.

slide.collectFuzzy

(boolean /stdWrap) Only useful in collect mode. If no content elements have been found for the specified depth in collect mode, traverse further until at least one match has occurred.

slide.collectReverse

(boolean /stdWrap) Reverse order of elements in collect mode. If set, elements of the current page will be at the bottom.

Note

Up to version 9 of TYPO3 the sliding stopped when reaching a folder. Beginning with TYPO3 v10 this is not longer the case. See $cObj->checkPid_badDoktypeList.

wrap

Property

wrap

Data type

wrap /stdWrap

Description

Wrap the whole content.

stdWrap

Property

stdWrap

Data type

stdWrap

Description

Apply stdWrap functionality.

cache

Property

cache

Data type

cache

Description

Stores the rendered content into the caching framework and reads it from there. This allows you to reuse this content on different pages without prior rendering. The presence of cache.key will trigger this feature. See cache function description for details.

Examples

CONTENT explained in detail

See PHP class \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\ContentObject\ContentContentObject for details on code level.

EXT:site_package/Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript
1 = CONTENT
1 {
   if {
   }
   table = tt_content
   select {
      pidInList = this
      where = colPos = 1
      orderBy = sorting
   }
   renderObj = < tt_content
   slide = 0
   slide {
      collect = 0
      collectReverse = 0
      collectFuzzy = 0
   }
   wrap =
   stdWrap =
}

Expanded form:

EXT:site_package/Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript
1 = CONTENT

// STEP 1: do nothing if 'if' evaluates to false

1.if {
   # ifclause =
}
EXT:site_package/Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript
// STEP 2: define parameters

1.table = tt_content           # default='' #stdWrap

1.select {
   pidInList = this
   where = colPos = 1
   orderBy = sorting
}

# renderObj = <TABLEVALUE      # default!
1.renderObj =

# slide = 0                    # default! #stdWrap
1.slide = -1

# slideCollect = 0             # default! #stdWrap
1.slide.collect =

# slideCollectReverse = false  # default! #stdWrap
1.slide.collectReverse =

# slideCollectFuzzy = false    # default! #stdWrap
1.slide.collectFuzzy =
EXT:site_package/Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript
// STEP 3: find all records

// STEP 4: apply the renderObj to each record and collect
//         the results as string 'totalResult'

// STEP 5: Apply wrap to the 'totalResult'
1.wrap = |                     # default!

// STEP 6: Apply stdWrap to the 'totalResult'
1.stdWrap =                    # default! #stdWrap

// STEP 6: Return 'totalResult'

See also: if, select, wrap, stdWrap, Content Objects (cObject)

Display all tt_content records from this page

Here is an example of the CONTENT object:

EXT:site_package/Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript
1 = CONTENT
1.table = tt_content
1.select {
   pidInList = this
   orderBy = sorting
   where = {#colPos}=0
}

Since in the above example .renderObj is not set explicitly, TYPO3 will automatically set 1.renderObj < tt_content, so that renderObj will reference the TypoScript configuration of tt_content. The according TypoScript configuration will be copied to renderObj.

Apply special rendering

Here is an example of record-rendering objects:

EXT:site_package/Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript
page = PAGE
page.typeNum = 0

# The CONTENT object executes a database query and loads the content.
page.10 = CONTENT
page.10.table = tt_content
page.10.select {

   # "sorting" is a column from the tt_content table and
   # keeps track of the sorting order, which was specified in
   # the backend.
   orderBy = sorting

   # Only select content from column "0" (the column called
   # "normal") and quote the database identifier (column name)
   # "colPos" (indicated by wrapping with {#})
   where = {#colPos}=0
}

# For every result line from the database query (that means for every content
# element) the renderObj is executed and the internal data array is filled
# with the content. This ensures that we can call the .field property and we
# get the according value.
page.10.renderObj = COA
page.10.renderObj {

   10 = TEXT

   # The field tt_content.header normally holds the headline.
   10.stdWrap.field = header

   10.stdWrap.wrap = <h1>|</h1>

   20 = TEXT

   # The field tt_content.bodytext holds the content text.
   20.stdWrap.field = bodytext

   20.stdWrap.wrap = <p>|</p>
}