View Full Version : MVC and Collection of Models

February 22nd, 2012, 02:49 AM
Let us start with an example:

I took it from : http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/general/models.html

There is a function get_last_ten_entries()

(It returns a collection of MODELS from the MODEL itself):

class Blogmodel extends CI_Model{

function get_last_ten_entries()
$query = $this->db->get('entries', 10);
return $query->result();

Now we could write the following code:

$entry = new Blogmodel();
$entries = $entry->get_last_ten_entries();

This would use a Model to fetch similar Models. Is this a good practice? I mean there is a difference between a collection of Models and the Model itself. A model knowing about a collection of itself does not make sense to me.

Is it better to keep the function get_last_ten_entries() outside the model? If so where? Do I create another model for this?