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Joomla 11.1 JModel[edit]


JModel is an abstract class which provides the basic functionality for concrete model objects in conjunction with Joomla's MVC pattern. Models that extend the JModel class are often defined in Joomla components and define the business logic of the specific component. See MVC Development in Joomla

The Joomla MVC Design Pattern[edit]

Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a set of design patterns, that are used to separate the different layers of your application.

  • The View displays the data of the model by passing it to a template. The view object can therefore access the data of the model. Joomla implements the basic functionality in the abstract JView class.
  • The Model stores the data of the application, and contains the business logic. Joomla implements the basic functionality in the abstract JModel class.
  • The Controller handles the user requests and evokes the model and the views to change it's state. Joomla implements the basic functionality in the JController class.


Visibility Method name Description
public __construct Constructor.
public getDbo Method to get the database connector object.
public getName Method to get the model name.
public getState Method to get model state variables.
public getTable Method to get a table object, load it if necessary.
public setDbo Method to set the database connector object.
public setState Method to set model state variables.
public static addIncludePath Add a directory where should search for models.
public static addTablePath Adds to the stack of model table paths in LIFO order.
public static getInstance Returns a Model object, always creating it.
protected _getList Gets an array of objects from the results of database query.
protected _getListCount Returns a record count for the query.
protected populateState Method to auto-populate the model state.


jimport( 'joomla.application.component.model' );

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