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Customising the CMS

adding new field to page module


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20 May 2010 at 9:16am Community Member, 42 Posts

Hey all,

I've added a new field to the mysite/code/Page.php file and it built fine, but when I try to populate the field with data in the admin area it says it updates but doesn't save the data to the database table. Have I setup the code correctly? Sound like anything obvious?

class Page extends SiteTree {
   public static $db = array(
   public static $has_one = array(
      'GoogleMapAddress' => 'Text'
   public function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('GoogleMapAddress', 'Google Map Address'), 'Content');

      return $fields;



20 May 2010 at 10:18am Community Member, 323 Posts


You have not added a field (db array), but a relation (has-one array), with a wrong syntax, by the way. Just put 'GoogleMapAddress' => 'Text' in the db array.

May I suggest you to follow the SS tutorials? You’ll quickly get it.

Hope it helps,