Getting Dinos raffle mod to work on its own

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Okay so! Im gonna say straight up im not a coder- BUT I've at least figured this out in my own way- and maybe someone who knows more than me can help us find a better way- but if you all want a FOR NOW Solution to the raffle starting and ending by itself- here you go.

I spent 3 days figuring this out-

To start with- This is the raffle mod Im talking about - https://forums.mysidiaadoptables.com/index.php?threads/raffle-mod.3715/

And Im using Dinos Crons for this- https://dinoscripts.wordpress.com/mods/using-cron-jobs/

So lets get into it yea?? (MAKE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST! ALWAYS)

First you want to add two things to the adopts_users Database- rafflewin and rafflestart- they should look like this-


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Then we go to our Actual raffleview page-

The highlighted areas are what you add in and where- (I'll add the code to copy paste below each pic and I removed the input->post for the buttons I just figured a visual would help also)

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PHP:
 //This part picks a winner from the database
if ($mysidia->user->rafflewin == 1) {
//This checks if any tickets have been bought.
if($ticketcheck < 1){
$document->add(new Comment("<font color='red'>Last raffle had no entries! A winner was not chosen.</font>"));
  $mysidia->db->update("users", array("rafflewin" => (3)));
 $document->add(new Comment("<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='1;url=raffle' />"));
}
else{
$winner = $mysidia->db->select("raffle_tickets", array("owner"), "1 ORDER BY RAND() DESC LIMIT 1")->fetchColumn();
$winnermoneycheck = $mysidia->db->select("users", array("money"), "username = '$winner'")->fetchColumn();
$mysidia->db->update("users", array("money" => ($winnermoneycheck + $pool)), "username = '$winner'");
$document->add(new Comment( "<font color='green'>{$winner} won {$pool} CURRENCY from the raffle!</font>"));

$mysidia->db->query("TRUNCATE TABLE adopts_raffle_tickets");
$mysidia->db->query("TRUNCATE TABLE adopts_raffle");
$pm = new PrivateMessage(); // Send the winner a pm
    $pm->setsender('SYSTEM');
    $pm->setrecipient($winner);
   $pm->setmessage("Raffle prize", "You won the raffle! Congratulations! {$pool} CURRENCY has been added to your account.");
   $pm->post();
   $document->add(new Comment("<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='1;url=raffle' />"));
   $mysidia->db->update("users", array("rafflestart" => (2)));
   $mysidia->db->update("users", array("rafflewin" => (3)));
 
return TRUE;

Then the next part same page-

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PHP:
//This starts a new raffle. For good measure, it deletes the previous raffle before making a new one.
if ($mysidia->user->rafflestart == 2) {
$mysidia->db->query("TRUNCATE TABLE adopts_raffle_tickets");
$mysidia->db->query("TRUNCATE TABLE adopts_raffle");
$mysidia->db->insert("raffle", array("pool" => 0));
$document->add(new Comment( "A new raffle has been started."));

$mysidia->db->update("users", array("rafflestart" => (3)));
$mysidia->db->update("users", array("rafflewin" => (3)));
$document->add(new Comment("<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='1;url=raffle' />"));
return TRUE;
}
 
           
       //This part adds the number of tickets the user buys to the database
       if ($mysidia->user->rafflestart == 3) {
if($mysidia->input->post("buy")){
$chosenOption = $mysidia->input->post("myList");
    if($chosenOption == "5"){
        if($moneyvalidate < 25){
               $document->add(new Comment("You cannot afford this!"));
               $document->add(new Comment("<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='1;url=raffle' />"));
               return TRUE;
               }
What this does- just so you understand whats happening here- The cron job (which we're gonna add here in a second,) Is changing the value of raffle win to 1. once it does that- it changes the two other values- Rafflewin to 3 and rafflestart to 2- once raffle start is 2 the raffle starts- setting itself to 3 and raffle win also to 3- so they wont run again until the cron sets rafflewin to 1 again-

and then setting rafflestart to 3 also lets you buy the tickets. Its kinda convoluted and confusing- I know- but it works.

Alright now to do the cron part.


Go into Your cpanel and go down to cron jobs-

and go into common settings- set a new cron to this- with this command- You can choose the common settings for once weekly in the dropdown) Changing yoursite to well your url of course!

curl https://(yoursite).mysidiahost.com/cron/week



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Next we go to the public_Html ->cron file

And add in public function week (code to copy is below image)

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Code:
              public function week(){
        $mysidia = Registry::get("mysidia");
        $mysidia = Registry::get("mysidia");
        $mysidia->db->update("users", array("rafflewin" => '1',));

    }


And there you have it! You can start it by going back into the DB and setting the rafflewin to 1 and then letting the page refresh a few times and it should work!

If it doesnt I dunno if I can help XD But it works for me!

Heres to winning big onsite currency for your users!
 
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