Skip to main content

This site requires you to update your browser. Your browsing experience maybe affected by not having the most up to date version.


Our old forums are still available as a read-only archive.

Moderators: martimiz, Sean, biapar, Willr, Ingo, simon_w

Unsaved data


4 Posts   1120 Views


15 September 2007 at 12:00pm Community Member, 501 Posts

I have a class Tip that extends Page, and TipHolder.
I have a class Author, Category and Province that all extend DataObject.

On Tip:

static $has_one = array(
      'Photo' => 'Image',
      'Province' => 'Province',
      'Author' => 'Author'
static $many_many = array(
      'Categories' => 'Category',

On Province and Author:

static $has_many = array(
      'Tips' => 'Tip'

On Category:

static $belongs_many_many = array(
'Tips' => 'Tip'

Of course I have TipHolder... etc... but everything seems to work fine, except that when I save the Author and Province aren't saved with the rest of the data. My categories are though.

I'm using

$authorList = DataObject::get('Author');
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new DropdownField('Author', 'Auteur', $authorList->toDropDownMap()), 'Content');

... and about the same for Province...
in the getCMSFields function of Tips.

So I'm probably overlooking something stupid here.

Any ideas?


15 September 2007 at 9:08pm (Last edited: 15 September 2007 9:29pm), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

I think I'm running into the same problem. What version of SS are you using? I tried the following with RC1 and it failed to save. The has_one created FolderID on the WorkPage class after a db/build, but it doesn't ever save the ID using the dropdown field.

You can get around it by using static $db = array('FolderID => 'Int') - however, that's only working around the issue, the has_one should be already doing this for you. Unless, you need to call the DropdownField('FolderID', 'Folder') ... but then this is a bit confusing if you've defined it as 'Folder' in the has_one relationship.

EDIT: As suspected, the dropdown will work if you define the name as 'FolderID'. So, I edited the below example to work. I realise it's because the name in the database is FolderID and not Folder, so it wouldn't ever save properly because there is no 'Folder' column in the WorkPage table...

I've filed it as a possible bug on, unless someone otherwise states we're overlooking something here. :-)

[code php]
class WorkPage extends Page {

static $has_one = array(
'Folder' => 'Folder'

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

if($folders = DataObject::get('Folder')) {
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new DropdownField('FolderID', 'Folder', $folders->toDropdownMap()), 'Content');

return $fields;




16 September 2007 at 1:32am Community Member, 501 Posts

I am using 2.1 rc 1 too.
I'm having the same issue when using an OptionsetField.

Gonna look into your solution and let you know if it works!


16 September 2007 at 1:37am Community Member, 501 Posts

Yep, setting the name as 'ClassID' instead of 'Class' did the trick.

A bit confusing though.