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Customising the CMS

Can't save a link from the CMS to the database


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1 October 2009 at 8:08am Community Member, 7 Posts


I'm trying do modify the template for a page so that the admin can select where a certain element on the page redirects. I'm trying to use something like the following:

static $has_one= array(
"InternalLink" => "SiteTree"

The field shows up in the CMS and I can edit the link. But when I save it it doesn't seem to be persisted into the database, and the link when viewing the page just points to $siteroot//

I've built the site and a field called examplenameID does show up in the database. But it never changes from 0.

What am I doing wrong?

Kind regards
Peter (a silverstripe newbie)


1 October 2009 at 6:45pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Are you using a TreeDropdown field for selecting the site tree or a dropdown field?.

With these you will need to make sure that the field name includes the id - RelationshipNameID rather then just RelationshipName

new TreeDropdownField('InternalLinkID', 'Link'...


5 October 2009 at 5:14am Community Member, 7 Posts

That was the key, I changed the parameter and everything started working.