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[Solved] Problem adding new field to page


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Avatar8

Community Member, 8 Posts

16 January 2010 at 7:23am

Edited: 17/01/2010 4:57am

Hi. I've got a strange problem. I've been adding fields to my page classes via their PHP files, and now I can't anymore. Basically, if I add a new field on ANY page and do a build (dev/build/) I get an incomplete log page, and accessing the site results in a blank page. If I remove the lines of code that I just entered, the build goes forward and the site works again. Here's the specific code I'm changing:

Initial code:

class HomePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
'HomeTitle' => 'Varchar(50)'
);
   static $has_one = array(
'FeatImage' => 'Image'
);
   
function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
   
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Images", new ImageField('FeatImage'));
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('HomeTitle'), 'Content');
return $fields;
}
}

Nonworking code with new field definition:

class HomePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
'HomeTitle' => 'Varchar(50)'
'HomeSubtitle' => 'Varchar(50)'
);
   static $has_one = array(
'FeatImage' => 'Image'
);
   
function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
   
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Images", new ImageField('FeatImage'));
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('HomeSubtitle'), 'Content');
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('HomeTitle'), 'Content');
return $fields;
}
}

I'm just following the prescribed format, and have successfully added multiple forms to other pages this way. Any ideas?

Thanks
-PM

EDIT: Given the place that the build log page ends, it looks like the build is hanging on creating the tables for the HomePage. Not sure why this would be happening...

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

16 January 2010 at 4:58pm

I think its probably because you have a syntax error -

static $db = array(
'HomeTitle' => 'Varchar(50)'
'HomeSubtitle' => 'Varchar(50)'
);

Is missing the ',' inbetween the array entries. It should be something like

static $db = array(
'HomeTitle' => 'Varchar(50)',
'HomeSubtitle' => 'Varchar(50)'
);

If you have php's display_errors set to on and devmode enabled then you should be getting semi helpful error messages including line numbers.

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Avatar8

Community Member, 8 Posts

17 January 2010 at 4:56am

Yep. That was it. Silly little syntax errors...

BTW, thanks for the info on the php dev mode. I'm still fairly new at this, so these little tricks are pretty valuable:)

thanks again.