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Silverstripe duplicate database field causing error in save and publish


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10 January 2013 at 9:58pm Community Member, 15 Posts


I am using Silverstripe 3.0

I had created a field in the class Page(Page.php) as

"LinkTo" => "SiteTree"

which already exists in RedirectorPage

Even after removing the line of code and building the database, the field still exists in Page and Page_live which is giving me an error while error while saving to draft...and the content gets saved...the success message is not displayed and Firebug console: Response: There has been an error

Is the field not removed from these tables even after building the database?


13 January 2013 at 12:55am Community Member, 22 Posts

Yes unused fields are not removed when the database is rebuilt. I guess the reasoning behind it is that you might still have important data in them. You need to manually remove the fields. I usually use phpmyadmin to do so.


13 January 2013 at 8:58pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

The dbplumber module also includes features to clean up old columns