[Cartoweb-users] Problem ini file parsing and question aboutswitches

Dirk Jesko ml.dje at geocontent.de
Wed Apr 18 07:50:21 EDT 2007

Hello Oliver,

thanks. That worked. Maybe, you could help me with the other question 
that I wrote in the original post?

"I am still looking for a possibility to handle more than 200 layers in 
one project. Since an extended plugin and recompiling mapserver are 
(currently) not an option, I thought about using children switching. 
Therefore, I divided the layers into two groups with less than 200 
layers each and assigned a switch to each group. The map files for the 
switches are generated, but each file contains all layers. Based on the 
documentation I thought that the mapfiles generated for one switch would 
only contain the necessary layers. Am I doing something wrong? Is it 
possible at all to handle that many layers using children switching?"

Thanks very much,

Oliver Christen wrote:
> well, the problem come from the loadFromArray function (defined in 
> Structhandler.php, called from ClientExportPdf.php)
> this function try to convert a string like foo.1.bar into a object 
> hierarchy like foo->1->bar and it doesnt like at all "->1" (in this 
> exemple)
> so I would suggest you simlpy modify the setPdfObjects function in 
> ClientExportPdf.php to feed the function a modified $ini_array, where 
> you would have removed the extra parameters you added with the syntax 
> foo.numericvalue.bar
> this way you can add as many extra parametesr you want with the 
> foo.numericvalue.bar syntax without having side effect on the normal 
> exportPdf code
> by the way, it is perfectly normal your cExportPdf.ini is ignored, 
> from cartoweb point of view, you are using the exportPdf plugin. You 
> would have the same problem if you added, css, js or images, You would 
> have to put them in the exportPdf folder.
> I hope this help
> regards
> Oliver
>> Hello Alexandre,
>> that's my my plan. However, I can not figure out, how / where to add 
>> the additional keys. If I add them to exportPdf.ini (as proposed in 
>> the documentation), I get the error message. If I add them to 
>> cExportPdf.ini (cExportPdf is my plugin, which extends / replaces 
>> exportPdf) the entries are not available.
>> I can not figure out, how the ini files are handled. For example, in 
>> location.ini or locate.ini, entries like
>> scales.0.label = 500
>> scales.0.value = 500
>> scales.0.visible = true
>> work, but if I use similar entries with a number in exportPdf, they 
>> do not work. How do I tell my plugin to read such kind of entries 
>> correctly without changing the original exportPdf plugin too much?
>> Regards,
>> Dirk
>>>> The simple problem that I can not solve is: How do I get my 
>>>> extended plugin to read the additional configuration entries so I 
>>>> can use them within the Client class?
>>> Have you tried to adapt the following code, available in 
>>> ClientLocate.php:
>>>         $locate = ConfigParser::parseObjectArray($this->getConfig(), 
>>> 'locate',
>>>                         array('id', 'sql'));
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