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dataObject relationships


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15 August 2008 at 10:02pm Community Member, 26 Posts

I have created a page with a 1-many dataObject storing the names of a project and who is responsible. I need to create another 1-many table, so that inside the popup when adding a new record there is a drop down menu to select which person. I don't want to create a page for each person, like it does in the tutorial. Can onyone help?


16 August 2008 at 4:53am Community Member, 13 Posts

Not sure to get you right
You mean adding a record in the projects table?
Take a look at this code.

class Person extends DataObject {

class Project extends DataObject {

static $has_one = array(
      'Responsible' => 'Person'

function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
      $fields = new FieldSet();
      $mySet1 = DataObject::get('Person');
      $map1 = $mySet1 ? $mySet1->toDropDownMap('ID', 'Name') : '';
      $fields->push(new DropdownField('ResponsibleID',
      return $fields;


class ProjectHolder extends Page {

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$projectstable = new ComplexTableField(
         'Projects ', //Relation Name that doesn't exists
         'Project ',
            'ProjectName' => 'ProjectName',            
            'Responsible.Name' => 'Responsible'
$projectstable ->setParentClass(false);

Did it help?