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I want the complextablefield popup to show the name of a related object

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Community Member, 279 Posts

1 November 2009 at 11:39am


i have a DataObject "Products" that has a has_one relationship to "Manufacturer". When I add a new "Product" via the complextablefield the popup shows a dropdown of manufacturerID. I want the dropdown to show the Manufacturer->name. How can I do this?


Community Member, 902 Posts

1 November 2009 at 9:45pm

As far as I know, the DropdownField constructor takes an associative Array as source list. So you could simply populate the array with ManufacturerID => Manufacturer->Name pairs?


Community Member, 279 Posts

2 November 2009 at 6:59am

Thanks for the hint banal. This is more complicated than i thought. I have to define a whole fieldset and pass it as a fifth argunemt to the constructor of the complextablefield. As soon as i figured it out ill post my result.