How would I call a helper from a helper in Codeigniter?


Question

I'm writing some custom helpers in Codeigniter and I want to call some functions from other helper files like date, etc, in my helper. I keep getting "call to undefined function" errors. How can I reference other helper functions from my helper?

Thx

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12/10/2009 6:39:21 AM

Accepted Answer

As you can see from the source link provided, calling $this in reference to the CodeIgniter object is only available within your controllers, models and views. However to take full use of CodeIgniter's native resources from outside those, you simply have to make an instance of it like this:

$instanceName =& get_instance();

Then, to access those resources, instead of using $this->, you'd be using $instanceName->.

Source

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6/26/2017 10:34:34 AM

function first_function()
{
    $ci =& get_instance();
    $ci->load->helper('date');
    $mysql = '20061124092345';
    $unix = mysql_to_unix($mysql);
}

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