Topic Tree - Number of Children

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I'm attempting to display the number of children each topic contains. I've tried using these methods
$topic->getTreeNodeChildCount();
count($topic->getChildNodes());


Both return 0. Every other method I try works as advertised. Something wrong here, or bug maybe?

Kurtopsy
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Kurtopsy replied on at Permalink Reply
Kurtopsy
Bump. I'm still struggling to show the number of articles in each topic. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
MrKDilkington
Hi Kurtopsy,

Here are some code snippets to try. They work, but they make a lot of database queries, so I imagine there is a more efficient way to do it.

get the number of pages a topic has been added to
use Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Type\Topic;
$pageList = new PageList();
// get a topic by name or by ID
// $topic is an instance of Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Type\Topic
// $topic = Topic::getByID(2);
$topic = Topic::getNodeByName('Projects');
if ($topic) {
    $pageList->filterByTopic($topic);
    echo sprintf('%s %s <br>', $topic->getTreeNodeDisplayName(), $pageList->getTotalResults());
}

get the child topics of a topic tree and how many pages they have been added to (1 level)
- this doesn't get child categories of a topic tree, just direct child topics
use Concrete\Core\Tree\Type\Topic as TopicTree;
use Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Type\Topic;
$topicTree = new TopicTree();
// get a topic tree by name or ID
// $tree is an instance of Concrete\Core\Tree\Type\Topic
// $tree = $topicTree->getByID(4);
$tree = $topicTree->getByName('Blog Entries');
if ($tree) {
    // $treeNode is an instance of Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Type\Category
    $treeNode = $tree->getRootTreeNodeObject();
    // $childNodeIDs is an array of child IDs
    $childNodeIDs = $treeNode->getAllChildNodeIDs();
    if ($childNodeIDs) {
        foreach($childNodeIDs as $childNodeID) {
            $pageList = new PageList();

get the child topics of a topic tree and how many pages they have been added to (2 levels)
- this will get the direct child topics and direct child topics of a direct child category
use Concrete\Core\Tree\Type\Topic as TopicTree;
use Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Type\Topic;
$topicTree = new TopicTree();
// get a topic tree by name or ID
// $tree is an instance of Concrete\Core\Tree\Type\Topic
// $tree = $topicTree->getByID(4);
$tree = $topicTree->getByName('Blog Entries');
if ($tree) {
    // $treeNode is an instance of Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Type\Category
    $treeNode = $tree->getRootTreeNodeObject();
    // $childNodeIDs is an array of child IDs
    $childNodeIDs = $treeNode->getAllChildNodeIDs();
    if ($childNodeIDs) {
        foreach($childNodeIDs as $childNodeID) {
            $pageList = new PageList();

get all topic trees
- you can then loop over the topic trees to get the topic and topic categories
use Concrete\Core\Tree\Type\Topic as TopicTree;
$topicTree = new TopicTree();
// get all topic trees
// $trees is an array of Concrete\Core\Tree\Type\Topic instances
$trees = $topicTree->getList();
if ($trees) {
    foreach ($trees as $tree) {
        echo $tree->getTreeName() . '<br>';
        $treeNode = $tree->getRootTreeNodeObject();
        $childNodeIDs = $treeNode->getAllChildNodeIDs();
    }
}
Kurtopsy replied on at Permalink Reply
Kurtopsy
Hi MrKDilkington,

Thanks for taking the time with this! I seem to get the error: "Call to a member function getChildNodes() on null". Does it matter if it's in a page template and not a page list template?

EDIT: I got it now. I was putting in the handle not the name.
surefyre replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
surefyre
On a related issue, if:
getTreeNodeParentObject()->getTreeNodeChildCount() returns 4

Then why is:
getTreeNodeParentObject()->getChildNodes() returning 'array[0]' ?

I expected an array of four treenodes or similar.
surefyre replied on at Permalink Reply
surefyre
I worked around it like this:
use \Concrete\Core\Tree\Node\Node as TreeNode;
$ch = $user_provider[0]->getTreeNodeParentObject()->getAllChildNodeIDs();
foreach($ch as $item) {
    $node = TreeNode::getByID($item);
....


But unless getChildNodes() is poorly named it wouldn't seem to behave as expected?