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Filling in a field automatically


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7 June 2008 at 2:37am Community Member, 34 Posts

Hi everyone.

I would like to know if it's possible to fill the Author field of the ArticlePage example (tutorial 2), automatically.
I was thinking about some way to identify the username that is adding the content (something like a $username variable), and fill the DB field with his/her username without typing it (without filling the author field with his/her name manually).

Best regards.


7 June 2008 at 8:18am Community Member, 501 Posts

Yes, sure this is possible.

Just do something like this in the getCMSFields function:

$member = Member::currentUser();
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new TextField("Author", "Author", $member->FirstName . " " . $member->Surname));


9 June 2008 at 10:33pm Community Member, 34 Posts

Thanks dio5.
That's exactly what I needed.