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wildflower1975

4 February 2010 at 11:59am Community Member, 59 Posts

Can I override a particular field in a scaffolded form and if so where?

I have defined the field in the $db array to be of type Text but am using a DropdownField to populate it, so when I use the edit form a text box is being shown without the other options.

I have other fields in my $db array using the Enum type and they are showing in the edit form with a DropdownField type, but using an Enum type for my Text field above would result in cryptic options being displayed (i.e the values of the Dropdownfield).

I'm guessing I need to reuse my initial form on the 'Contoller extends Page_Controller' but in an edit mode with the fields pre-populated instead.

Does anybody have a link or sample code for this?

thanks

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KINKCreative

3 September 2011 at 10:42am Community Member, 56 Posts

Use scaffoldSearchFields() in your class... eg.

   public function scaffoldSearchFields()
   {
      $fields = parent::scaffoldSearchFields();

      //override fields
      $updatedField = new Textfield(...)

      $fields->replaceField('FieldName', $updatedField);
      return $fields;
    }