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Method to bind an associative array or object to the JTable instance. This method only binds properties that are publicly accessible and optionally takes an array of properties to ignore when binding. Binding is the process where values are copied into their equivalently named instance properties (see examples).


bind($from, $ignore=array())
Argument Data type Description Default
$from array or object An associative array or object to be bind to the JTable instance.
$ignore array or string An optional array or space separated list of properties to ignore while binding. array()


boolean (true if bind is successful)

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jimport( 'joomla.database.table' );

Source Body[edit]

function bind( $from, $ignore=array() )
        $fromArray      = is_array( $from );
        $fromObject     = is_object( $from );

        if (!$fromArray && !$fromObject)
                $this->setError( get_class( $this ).'::bind failed. Invalid from argument' );
                return false;
        if (!is_array( $ignore )) {
                $ignore = explode( ' ', $ignore );
        foreach ($this->getProperties() as $k => $v)
                // internal attributes of an object are ignored
                if (!in_array( $k, $ignore ))
                        if ($fromArray && isset( $from[$k] )) {
                                $this->$k = $from[$k];
                        } else if ($fromObject && isset( $from->$k )) {
                                $this->$k = $from->$k;
        return true;

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