[Zope-CMF] Random Results from portal_catalog in ZPT

Dieter Maurer dieter@handshake.de
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 21:56:27 +0200

Carl Rendell writes:
 > Anyone have a standard way they obtain random content from a 
 > portal_catalog search in ZPT?
What a strange question. Usually, I want my search results be deterministic,
not random ;-)

Anyway. Catalog searches return sequences.

The "random" (maybe "whrandom") module contains a "choice" function
that allows you to randomly select an element from a sequence.
Both modules are directly available to both Python Scripts and ZPT.

Combine the above and you get a randomly selected catalog hit.

When you want more than one, repeat it in a script and append the