V8.5.4 - Adding Page Selector to Custom Block - driving me bonkers

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Hi Folks

I have made a Custom Block called Product Advert, its pretty simple, it has an image selector, a Was Price, a Now Price and also a View Product button. Its all working apart from the View Product Button. I just cant seem to get the Internal Link Selector to work.

The database table shows the cID of the page I have chosen so I know its partially working. But maybe I am missing how to convert that to a url? Am I missing a helper class somewhere?

Can anyone help me out? I have tried searching for this in the forums, but cant find anything more recent than 2015. I did find one post but it just doesnt work. I know I am doing something wrong, just dont know what.

Below is my code.

Controller.php
<?php
namespace Application\Block\ProductAdvert;
defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die(_("Access Denied."));
use Concrete\Core\Block\BlockController;
use Core;
use Concrete\Core\Page\Page;
use Concrete\Core\File\File;
class Controller extends BlockController
{
   public $helpers = array('form');
    protected $btTable = "btProductAdvert";
    protected $btCacheBlockOutput = true;
    protected $btCacheBlockOutputOnPost = true;
    protected $btCacheBlockOutputForRegisteredUsers = true;
    protected $btInterfaceWidth = "450";


form.php
<?php defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die("Access Denied."); 
$app = \Concrete\Core\Support\Facade\Application::getFacadeApplication();
?>
<?php
if ($fID > 0) {
    $fo = File::getByID($fID);
    if (!is_object($fo)) {
        unset($fo);
    }
}
?>
<div class="form-group">
    <?php echo $form->label('productName', t('Page Name'));?>
    <?php echo $form->text('productName', $productName)?>
</div>


view.php
<?php defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die(_("Access Denied.")) ?>
<a href="<?php echo $linkToC ?>" class="product-link">See Product</a>
<div>    
    <div class="promo-text">
       <h2><?php echo $productName ?></h2>
      <p class="was-price">Was £<?php echo $wasPrice ?></p>
      <p class="now-price">Now £<?php echo $nowPrice ?></p>
    </div>
</div>
<div class="promo-image"><?=$image?></div>


db.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<schema xmlns="http://www.concrete5.org/doctrine-xml/0.5" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.concrete5.org/doctrine-xml/0.5http://concrete5.github.io/doctrine-xml/doctrine-xml-0.5.xsd"&...
  <table name="btProductAdvert">
    <field name="bID" type="integer">
      <unsigned/>
      <key/>
    </field>
    <field name="fID" type="integer">
      <unsigned/>
      <default value="0"/>
    </field>
    <field name="productName" type="string" size="255"></field>
    <field name="wasPrice" type="string" size="255"></field>
    <field name="nowPrice" type="string" size="255"></field>
    <field name="internalLinkCID" type="integer">

AuroraTim
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enlil replied on at Permalink Reply
enlil
Try this in the view.php...

<a href="<?php echo Page::getByID($internalLinkCID)->getCollectionPath(); ?>" class="product-link">See Product</a>

Edit: Also, here's a good starting point to learn more! https://documentation.concrete5.org/developers/pages-themes/working-...

Edit Edit:
It looks like your href should actually be <?php echo $this->getLinkURL(); ?>

your getLinkURL() method should look something like...
function getLinkURL() {
     $linkToC = \Page::getByID($this->internalLinkCID);
     if (is_object($linkToC)) {
          $cLink = $linkToC->getCollectionPath();
          return $cLink;
     }
}
AuroraTim replied on at Permalink Reply
AuroraTim
enlil, thank you so much that worked.

the a href in the view.php was your original suggestion with the updated method applied.

delighted thanks again ;-)