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  • ccburns
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    Postale - additional member field search - how to Link to this post

    Hi All (but specifically UncleCheese),

    Hoping you might be able to help me out here.

    I have extended the Member class to include a fair few additional fields (code posted below). Basically I am building a site for long-term traveling families (or nomadic families) like me called VagabondFamily.org.

    Each family will be able to create a Family Profile on the site. I then display the profile etc.

    I have also installed the Postale module so that families can DM one another. At this point I have one member account per family so I don't really use the FirstName field, but instead use the additional field AccountNickName.

    I would really like for the facebook style search functionality to look into this field as well at the FirstName, LastName and probably also a couple of other fields like TwitterAccount, Website, MothersName, FathersName.

    I'm not super at digging so deep into the code base but I saw a comment that I think might help me, but I don't really know how to use the information and hoping you might be able to give me a bit of direction.

    /postale/code/MessagesPage.php - Line 26.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you might have.


        * @var string A filter clause for the members search. For more advanced functionality,
        * use {@link getSearchableMembers()} in a decorator
       public static $members_filter = null;

    class Family extends DataObjectDecorator{
       function extraStatics(){
          return array(
             'db' => array(
                'AccountNickName' => 'Varchar(50)',
              'TwitterAccount' => 'Varchar(15)',
          'FacebookProfile' => "Varchar(100)",
           'RSSFeed' => "Varchar(100)",
           'Website' => "Varchar(100)",
           'MothersName' => 'Varchar(15)',
           'FathersName' => 'Varchar(15)',
           'WhereAreYouFrom' => 'Varchar(150)',
           'HowManyChildren' => "enum('One on the way, 1 Child,2 Children,3 Children,4 Children,5 Children,6 Children,7 Children, 8 Children, More than 8 Children')",
           'AgeOfYoungestChild' => 'Varchar(50)',
                'AgeOfEldestChild' => 'Varchar(50)',
           'NorthAmerica' => 'Boolean',
           'CentralAmerica' => 'Boolean',
           'Caribbean' => 'Boolean',
           'SouthAmerica' => 'Boolean',
           'MiddleEast' => 'Boolean',
                'IndianSubcontinent' => 'Boolean',
                'SouthEastAsia' => 'Boolean',
                'NorthEastAsia' => 'Boolean',
                'AustralasiaAndPacific' => 'Boolean',
                'WesternEurope' => 'Boolean',
                'EasternEurope' => 'Boolean',
                'Africa' => 'Boolean',
           'TravelStatus' => "enum('Dreaming, Planning, On the Road, Finished')",
           'TravelDuration' => "enum('less than 1 month, 1 month, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, indefinite')",
           'DepartureDate' => 'Date',
                'WhenWillYouFinish' => 'Date',
           'TravelBudget' => "enum('Super Budget ( < than \$50/day), Budget (< than \$100/day), Medium (\$100 - \$200/day), Luxury ( > \$200/day)')",
           'WhatDoYouWantToAchieve' => 'Text',
           'FamilyInfo' => 'Text',
           'GreatestFear' => 'Text',
           'Enabled' => 'Boolean',
             'defaults' => array(
              'TwitterAccount' => '@'
             'has_one' => array(
    'FamilyProfileImage' => 'Image',

  • ccburns
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    Re: Postale - additional member field search - how to Link to this post

    Just incase anyone cares, I just hacked & bastardised UncleCheeses code to get things working the way I wanted them to work.

    The code now displays a new caption, searches on a new set of fields and works beautifully.

    A very very big thank-you to UncleCheese for coding all of this up...


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