Zend Framework: partial() and render()

partial() will render a view script, and render() will render a view script. So… which one do I have to use?

All depends on the variable scope.

Render()

The render() function will render the given view script within the variable scope of the script is was called from.

$this->render('script.phtml');

Partial()

partial() will also render the given view script, but you can define a special variable scope: you can pass all requested parameters in an array.

$this->partial('script.phtml', array('var1' => 'value 1', 'var2' => 'value 2'));

This can be very useful to use a view script in a loop.

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