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Recursive Filesearch using the PHP Glob function

Jul 31, 2012

A really simple snippet of code that I tend to use when doing big imports of data into a database system. It is rare that the people preparing the files are perfect at following file naming conventions so being able to allow for a bit of flexibility is vital and this tends to do the job. Performance wise this isn’t great because you do a lot of searching that you probably shouldn’t need to do but that is up to the developer to either work around or just be aware of.

Magento: Retrieve the store name, inside a module

Mar 17, 2011

I thought this would be simple usually that is my first mistake with Magento. As it transpires it really is simple for once but worth mentioning, if only so that when I need it again in six months time I have it written down somewhere. There are plenty of reasons you might want to do this, from turning functionality on or off within your module – or like in my case – using the store code as a prefix on order numbers.