I am new to MVC and trying to continue to learn base on best practices. I am trying to return data from multiple sources -- one source being a mysql db query and another source from another method that will pull data from facebook.

Here is what I have so far:


function get_users() {
  $query = $this->db->get();
  return $query->results;
function attach_cover($user_list) {
  foreach($user_list as $user){
    $user->cover = get_cover_value($user->id);
  return $user_list;


$this->load->model('user_model', '', TRUE);
$data['users'] = $this->user_model->get_users();
$data['user_cover'] = $this->user_model->attach_cover($data['users']);
$this->load->view('index', $data);


foreach($data as $item) {
  echo $item->id;
  echo $item->cover;


Is this the right approach to do so? Or is there a better method? The framework I am currenty using is Codeigniter.

Hope to learn.


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