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Community Member, 9 Posts

19 June 2012 at 11:57am

Has anyone managed to develop an extension that uses relationships?

I have tried to set up a dataobject decorator to allow comments to placed on multiple DataObjects. The result is something like this:

class Commentable extends DataObjectDecorator{

	public function extraStatics() {
		return array(
			'has_many' 	=> array(
				'Comments'		=> 'Comment'

	public function updateCMSFields($fields) {
		if(get_class($fields->fieldByName('Root.Content')) == 'TabSet'){

			$fields->addFieldsToTab('Root.Content.Comments', $this->getCommentFields());

		}elseif(get_class($fields->fieldByName('Root')) == 'TabSet'){

			$fields->addFieldsToTab('Root.Comments', $this->getCommentFields());

		}elseif(get_class($fields) == 'FieldSet'){
			foreach($this->getCommentFields() as $f){

	protected function getCommentFields() {

		$fields = array();

		// Create complex table field for managing attached comments
		$CommentsField = new HasManyDataObjectManager(
				'Created'				=> 'Date Posted',
				'Comment'		  	=> 'Comment'

		$fields[] = $CommentsField;

		return $fields;

	// other code here


with an associated DataObject here:

class Comment extends DataObject{
	public static $db = array(
		'Comment'	=> 'HTMLText',
		'IsDeleted'	=> 'Boolean'

	public static $has_one = array(
		'OwnerObject'	=> 'DataObject' // This line is fishy...

	// other code here


Then add the extension to the Page class for argument's sake

Object::add_extension('Page', 'Commentable');

So the environment builder runs, tables get made - looks fine until I try to save a page - it throws an error - it seems like the dataobjectmanager / complex table get confused.

The error is as follows:

Error at \sapphire\core\Object.php line 724: Uncaught Exception: Object->__call(): the method 'setbyidlist' does not exist on 'DataObjectSet' (http://my.domain.tld/admin/EditForm)


Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

19 June 2012 at 6:13pm

As an aside, there is a comments module which works on DataObjects (