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DataObjectDecorator and CMSFields...


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dio5

23 September 2007 at 11:40pm Community Member, 501 Posts

Ok I've found out that when I want to add fields to my member table, I should use DataObjectDecorator.

I also found out that

DataObject::add_extension('Member', 'MyExtensionOfMember');

belongs in _config.php (please add this to http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=dataobjectdecorator, wasn't obvious at all to me, but maybe I'm stupid)

Now I have:

class PhotoMemberRole extends DataObjectDecorator
{
   function extraDBFields()
   {
      return array(
         'db' => array(
            'Website' => 'Varchar',
'City' => 'Varchar',
'PostalCode' => 'Int'
         )
      );
   }
}

Now how do I add those fields to my cms? Could I just use the regular function getCMSFields() for it?

Q2: why would I need augmentDatabase()? Does it do anything else than adding fields like extraDBFields()? It probably does, but then, why do I need to use them BOTH like the forum does?

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dio5

24 September 2007 at 2:47am Community Member, 501 Posts

Found part of my answer on:

http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=member&s=checkmember