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Display Most Recent News Item

Thread began 5/17/2012 9:21 pm by Lee Firth | Last modified 5/18/2012 10:31 am by Ray Borduin | 431 views | 1 replies |

Lee Firth

Display Most Recent News Item

I have used powerCMSBuilder to create news items and wanted to display the most recent news item in the footer of my website. I used the following sql to retrieve the most recent news post:

SELECT pcms2_contents.ContentID, pcms2_contents.ContentGroup, pcms2_contents.ContentValue, pcms2_contents.ContentDate FROM pcms2_contents WHERE pcms2_contents.ContentPageName = 'News' AND pcms2_contents.ContentRefID = 'Main Content' ORDER BY pcms2_contents.ContentDate DESC LIMIT 1

This works fine until you edit the original news item for any reason. It doesn't display the most current edited news item. For an example of what I mean, if you go to my test website at:


And look at the footer under "Latest News", you will notice that the word "Threshold" is misspelled. If you go to the "News" page you will notice that I have corrected the spelling but the edit is not reflected in the footer.

I've had a good look at the database structure but can't work out how to get the most current edited news item from the database.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

ORDER BY ContentPageSetOrder DESC

But you actually don't need a recordset at all for this. If you just add the cms reference to that column and content area it will automatically show the most recent one.

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