Version: v5

Gravity PDF API – get_data_class()

Description

The Gravity PDF data class is a simple storage device for Gravity PDF data during the current PHP call – it's not persistent like a database. It uses PHP's class overloading feature to dynamically set and get variables that we can access throughout all classes in our plugin.

Version

This method was introduced in Gravity PDF 4.0.

Return

\GFPDF\Helper\Helper_Data | object

  • The data class

Usage

This snippet shows how to access any data Gravity PDF stored in our data class:

add_action( 'init', function() {
if ( class_exists( 'GPDFAPI' ) ) {
/* Get Gravity PDF data class */
$data = GPDFAPI::get_data_class();
/* Access the PDF working directory (i.e where the user template files are stored) */
$working_directory_path = $data->template_location;
$working_directory_url = $data->template_location_url;
}
} );

You can also store your own data and use it later:

add_action( 'init', function() {
if ( class_exists( 'GPDFAPI' ) ) {
/* Get Gravity PDF data class */
$data = GPDFAPI::get_data_class();
/* Set our own plugin data */
$data->prefix_custom_field = 'My Custom Field Info';
$data->prefix_custom_field_array = array( 1, 2, 3 );
$data->prefix_custom_field_class = new StdClass();
}
} );

Source Code

This method is located in api.php, and the data class can be found in src/helper/Helper_Data.php

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