Hello there. I have an architecture question.
I have 3 MIS’s (Management Information systems) SystemA, SystemB and SystemC
Each class shares a common interface.
I want each of them to extend from CApplicationComponent so I can use magic getters, setters etc…
The MIS is a setting within the app e.g. $mis="systemb";
I want to be able to call something like Yii::app()->mis->getStuffFromMIS() and have the correct class return the results.
Here is a really dirty way of doing it:
In my main.php config file I have
//COMPONENTS 'systema'=>array( 'class'=>'application.components.PtSystemAComponents', ), 'systemb'=>array( 'class'=>'application.components.PtSystemBComponents', ), 'systemc'=>array( 'class'=>'application.components.PtSystemCComponents', ),
I then call:
$mis=Yii::app()->systemSettings->schoolMis(); //Some method that returns systema, systemb or systemc Yii::app()->$mis->getStuffFromMis();
However, this is really ugly.
What is the best architecture to use to call a central class which in turn instantiates the correct class and returns the results. Obviously I am trying to avoid using hundreds of IF, THEN or SWITCH statements within 1 class.
I am sure the experienced Yii developers among you will have come across this pattern several time but I just cannot see it right now. I hope I have explained my problem clearly enough.