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ComplexTableField for self?


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Bambii7

Community Member, 254 Posts

26 March 2009 at 5:25pm

Hi all, I've been looking at the options availible to the admin for data fields. They're all pretty neat! :)
My mind is having a field day at the posiblitys the dataobject relationships are opening up.

Unfornately for me and everyone else I'm still quite novice. And my head is still coming to terms with it all. Any advice on setting up a comlextablefield for the current page? I'd like to associate a complex table and all it's entrys to only one page.

I've been reading and playing all day, and while having a lot of fun I am getting a little brain dead. With out really thinking I tried the following

class Project extends Page {
   
   static $db = array(
      'FirstName' => 'Text',
      'Lastname' => 'Text',
      'Nationality' => 'Text'
   );

   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      
      $tablefield = new ComplexTableField(
         $this,
         'MyStudent',
         'Project',
         array(
            'FirstName' => 'First Name',
            'Lastname' => 'Family Name',
            'Nationality' => 'Nationality'
         ),
         'getCMSFields_forPopup'
      );
      $tablefield->setParentClass(false);
      $fields->addFieldToTab( 'Root.Content.Student', $tablefield );
      
      return $fields;
   }

   function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
      $fields = new FieldSet();
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'FirstName', 'First Name' ) );
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'Lastname' ) );
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'Nationality' ) );
      return $fields;
   }

}

Don't laugh, I actually thought it might work....... Then realised db array will only have one field for each page in the databased, then further realised using Project as the source class would cause issues when saving which it did :)

I cant fathom how to get it working.... any pointers or links to the answers for all questions would be amazing.

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Bambii7

Community Member, 254 Posts

27 March 2009 at 5:57pm

OMG I'm loving it like Mac Donalds, well maybe not like Mac Donalds more like a really good home cooked meal or s*x.

It only took me like 6 hours to figure out WOW, but I'm stoked with the result and learnt even MORE about silverstripe

      $myTableField = new TableField(
         'MyStudent',
         'Student',
         array(
            'FirstName'=>'First Name',
            'Lastname' => 'Family Name',
            'Nationality' => 'Nationality',
         ), // fieldList
         array(
            'FirstName'=>'TextField',
            'Lastname'=>'TextField',
            'Nationality'=>'TextField'
         ), // fieldTypes
         'MyProjectID', // filterField (legacy)
         $this->ID
      );
            
      $myTableField->setExtraData(array(
       'MyProjectID' => $this->ID ? $this->ID : '$RecordID'
      ));   

Those arn't the fields I was after but all the functionality baby yeah.

The TableField above was used with a mildly edited Student Class from the 5th tutorial http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=tutorial:5-dataobject-relationship-management

class Student extends DataObject {
   
   static $db = array(
      'FirstName' => 'Text',
      'Lastname' => 'Text',
      'Nationality' => 'Text'
   );
   
   static $has_one = array(
      'MyProject' => 'Project'
   );
   
   function MyProject() {
      return DataObject::get( 'Project', "`MyStudentID` = '{$this->ID}'" );
   }
   
   function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
      $fields = new FieldSet();
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'FirstName', 'First Name' ) );
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'Lastname' ) );
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'Nationality' ) );
      return $fields;
   }
   
   function forTemplate() {
      $template = 'GSOCPerson';
      return $this->renderWith( $template );
   }
   
}

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Bambii7

Community Member, 254 Posts

2 April 2009 at 12:06pm

PS

For anyone who may have followed that heres the function I used to render the tables, although I've changed the class names which will mess it up a little. If any one know of a cleaner way to do this please let me know.

   
   function tableData() {
      $submitLink = DataObject::get("Pricing", "ThispriceID = $this->ID");   
      $output = $this->makeTable($submitLink);
      return $output;
   }
   
   private function makeTable($PricingData) {
      
      $output .= '<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">';
      
      foreach($PricingData as $pricing) {
         if ($pricing->Isheading)
         $output .= '<tr class="tableHeading">';
         else
         $output .= '<tr>';
         
         $output .= '<td>'.$pricing->Columnone.'</td>';
         $output .= '<td>'.$pricing->Columntwo.'</td>';
         $output .= '<td>'.$pricing->Columnthree.'</td>';
         $output .= '<td>'.$pricing->Columnfour.'</td>';
         $output .= '</tr>';
      }
      
      $output .= '</table>';
      
      return $output;
      
   }