I’m trying to programmatically update a single Express Entry, however the documentation ( Creating, Reading, Searching, Updating and Deleting Express Entries :: Concrete CMS ) is not sufficiently clear.
Under the “Retrieving Entries” section, it explains…
$entity = Express::getObjectByHandle('student'); $list = new Concrete\Core\Express\EntryList($entity); $students = $list->getResults();
Okay so I have $students which is a list of Entries for Express Object “student”.
However, I scroll down, a touch below to the “Getting an Entry by Its ID”
“Need to retrieve an entry by its ID? It’s simple:”
$student = Express::getEntry(1);
Except… I don’t see how I have the SINGULAR $student variable, how that came to be, or even how this “Express::getEntry(1)” function knew WHICH Express Object to get the Entry from.
Does $students (plural) being created magically also create a hidden $student (singular) variable/object… simply because $students has an “s” at the end of it and it becomes plural? Or Is there something else I need to do?
I genuinely cannot tell how to ONLY create a php Variable Object with a singular Express Entry in it. Like there’s times I just want to update one Entry without having to create a list. But do I need to make a list? I honestly can’t tell.
And I can’t find anywhere else on the internet that clarifies on this.
While I do want to know how to do this “correctly”, I also think this area of the documentation should be corrected to be explicit and clear @andrew .
Can anyone advise on the actual use of this? As so far… I’m not successful with this.