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Multiform module - DateField using 'now' - SS3




Community Member, 153 Posts

25 May 2013 at 4:24am

Hi there,

Some time ago I used the multiform module for a client on SS2.4.7 I have just upgraded to SS3 and reworked the code for my multiform to comply. Works great except for I can't seem to figure out how to populate my datefield with todays date. I'm using the populateDefaults method.

Here is my new code:


class CallEvent extends DataObject{

   static $db = array(
      'CallerFirstName' => 'Text',
      'CallerSurname' => 'Text',
      'CallerRelationship' => 'Text',
      'CallerPhone' => 'Text',
      'CallerExt' => 'Text',
      'CallerEmail' => 'Text',
      'DateOfCall' => 'SS_Datetime',
      'TimeOfCall' => 'Time',
      'TotalNumberOfCalls' => 'Text',
      'CallerStatusOther' => 'Text',
      'PaperCopy' => 'Text',
      'DetailsOfEnquiry' => 'HTMLText',
      'ContactIn' => 'Text',
      'ContactOut' => 'Text',
      'TotalWebSearches' => 'Text',
      'HubContact' => 'Text',
public function populateDefaults(){
      $this->DateOfCall = date('Y-m-d H:i:s', strtotime('now'));

$dateofcall = new DateField("DateOfCall", "Date of first call");
   $dateofcall->setConfig('showcalendar', true);
   $dateofcall->setConfig('dateformat', 'dd/MM/YYYY');

public function getFrontendFields($params = null){
   $fields = $this->scaffoldFormFields(array(
      'restrictFields' => array(
      'fieldClasses' => array(
         'CallerFirstName' => 'TextField',
         'CallerSurname' => 'TextField',
         'CallerRelationship' => 'TextField',
         'CallerPhone' => 'TextField',
         'CallerExt' => 'TextField',
         'CallerEmail' => 'EmailField',
         'DateOfCall' => 'DateField',
         'TimeOfCall' => 'TimeField',
         'TotalNumberOfCalls' => 'NumericField',
         'CallerStatusOther' => 'TextField',
         'PaperCopy' => 'CheckboxField',
         'DetailsOfEnquiry' => 'HtmlEditorField',
         'ContactIn' => 'NumericField',
         'ContactOut' => 'NumericField',
         'TotalWebSearches' => 'NumericField',
         'HubContact' => 'TextField',

   $fields->push( new TextField("CallerFirstName", "Callers first name"));
   $fields->push( new TextField("CallerSurname", "Callers surname"));
   $fields->push( new TextField("CallerRelationship", "Callers relationship to person"));
   $fields->push( new TextField("CallerPhone", "Callers phone number"));
   $fields->push( new TextField("CallerExt", "Callers extension number"));
   $fields->push( new EmailField("CallerEmail", "Callers email address"));
$fields->push( $dateofcall );

From all the documentation and tutorials I have researched this looks as though it should work. Any help here is greatly appreciated. Thanks