I noticed another user mentioned that they wanted to create a Model-less Controller, however there was not an answer on how-to. I’ve checked the book, I’ve checked all over , no dice. I could always create Views in the DB … but would rather get this done in Cake.
I’ve tried a variety of ways to accomplish this - but haven’t been successful. As for my “why” - I’d like to create indices/navigation elements that are independent of the model - or bring in data from elsewhere similar to a DB view.
Also, functionality that lives outside of the regular site would be implemented this way ( eg: An API + AJAX handlers. )
Some of my database structure does not conveniently fit in a “package” that would make sense in with a (example) “Items” controller to represent it.
If this is possible simply by telling the model I want to work with “none” (preferably) or specify alternate default table(s) … that’s the goal.