how to "put" data into second column in column2 layout?

how to "put" data into the second column in the column2-layout? I have in column2.php in the second column put a widget. Widget has some parameteres which I would like to set dynamically from controller (e.g. each controller/action could put different ones). What is the best way to achieve this?

This can help:

I think the easiest way is to declare a new property in the controller :

class myController extends Controller {

public $foo;

public function index() {





and of course, in the column2:

<?php echo $this->foo;?>