Aug 092012
 

If you want to sent email programmatically.

JUtility::sendMail($from, $fromname, $recipient, $subject, $body, $mode,
 $cc, $bcc, $attachment, $replyto, $replytoname);

If you need it to be more advanced get mailer and configure on your own

$mailer =& JFactory::getMailer();
$mailer->IsHTML(false);
$mailer->setSubject("Hello World");
$mailer->setBody("Hello from Joomla");
$mailer->addRecipient('your@email.com');
$mailer->AddCustomHeader('X-Header: example');
$mailer->Send();
Feb 222012
 

To set a Magento session variable:

$myValue = 'Hello World';
Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->setMyValue($myValue);

To Retrieve:

$myValue = '';
$myValue=Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->getMyValue();

To Unset:

Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->unsMyValue();

Note that ‘MyValue’ can be any text you want but ‘set’, ‘get’ and ‘uns’ prefixes are required.

Feb 172012
 

// PHP Function

<?php
backup_tables('Host','User','Pass','DB');

/* backup the db OR just a table */
function backup_tables($host,$user,$pass,$name,$tables = '*')
{
	
	$link = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass);
	mysql_select_db($name,$link);
	
	//get all of the tables
	if($tables == '*')
	{
		$tables = array();
		$result = mysql_query('SHOW TABLES');
		while($row = mysql_fetch_row($result))
		{
			$tables[] = $row[0];
		}
	}
	else
	{
		$tables = is_array($tables) ? $tables : explode(',',$tables);
	}
	
	//cycle through
	foreach($tables as $table)
	{
		$result = mysql_query('SELECT * FROM '.$table);
		$num_fields = mysql_num_fields($result);
		
		$return.= 'DROP TABLE IF EXISTS '.$table.';';
		$row2 = mysql_fetch_row(mysql_query('SHOW CREATE TABLE '.$table));
		$return.= "\n\n".$row2[1].";\n\n";
		
		for ($i = 0; $i < $num_fields; $i++) 
		{
			while($row = mysql_fetch_row($result))
			{
				$return.= 'INSERT INTO '.$table.' VALUES(';
				for($j=0; $j<$num_fields; $j++) 
				{
					$row[$j] = addslashes($row[$j]);
					$row[$j] = ereg_replace("\n","\\n",$row[$j]);
					if (isset($row[$j])) { $return.= '"'.$row[$j].'"' ; } else { $return.= '""'; }
					if ($j<($num_fields-1)) { $return.= ','; }
				}
				$return.= ");\n";
			}
		}
		$return.="\n\n\n";
	}
	
	//save file
	$handle = fopen('file-name.sql','w+');
	fwrite($handle,$return);
	fclose($handle);
}
?>