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DB being overwritten on build


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11 July 2008 at 3:12pm 74 Posts

I'm trying to add a custom tab. I've added the code below to add the tab to Page.php and when I rebuild the db it drops all my info and gives me a default build.


class Page extends SiteTree {
   static $db = array(
      "AnnouncementContent" => "Text",

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

   $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('AnnouncementContent'), 'Content');
return $fields;
   static $has_one = array(

class Page_Controller extends ContentController {
   function init() {


At this point wouldn't the added code just add the field in the CMS? Why is it dropping my db?


11 July 2008 at 5:25pm 74 Posts

OK. I figured it out and it's really stupid. Last week I switched from a Dell to a MacBook Pro. I had accidentally used ?flush-1 rather than ?flush=1. it took me a while to notice it. Oops.