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Gets information on a specific client id. This method will be useful in future versions when we start mapping applications in the database.

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& getClientInfo($id=null, $byName=false)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$id null $id A client identifier
$byName false $byName If True, find the client by it's name


mixed Object describing the client or false if not known

Defined in



jimport( 'joomla.application.helper' );

Source Body

function &getClientInfo($id = null, $byName = false)
        static $clients;

        // Only create the array if it does not exist
        if (!is_array($clients))
                $obj = new stdClass();

                // Site Client
                $obj->id                = 0;
                $obj->name      = 'site';
                $obj->path      = JPATH_SITE;
                $clients[0] = clone($obj);

                // Administrator Client
                $obj->id                = 1;
                $obj->name      = 'administrator';
                $obj->path      = JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR;
                $clients[1] = clone($obj);

                // Installation Client
                $obj->id                = 2;
                $obj->name      = 'installation';
                $obj->path      = JPATH_INSTALLATION;
                $clients[2] = clone($obj);

                // XMLRPC Client
                $obj->id                = 3;
                $obj->name      = 'xmlrpc';
                $obj->path      = JPATH_XMLRPC;
                $clients[3] = clone($obj);

        //If no client id has been passed return the whole array
        if(is_null($id)) {
                return $clients;

        // Are we looking for client information by id or by name?
        if (!$byName)
                if (isset($clients[$id])){
                        return $clients[$id];
                foreach ($clients as $client)
                        if ($client->name == strtolower($id)) {
                                return $client;
        $null = null;
        return $null;

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