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Data Model Questions

Setting a Default ParentID


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25 November 2012 at 1:25pm Community Member, 528 Posts

I was wondering if its possible to set the ParentID of a pagetype to specific page. The pagetype is being controlled by a ModelAdmin instead of the pages interface. I've tryed setting the $defaults array in the __construct() but I get a class does not exist error

static $defaults;   

    * Static methods
    * ----------------------------------*/
   public function __construct() {
      $mainListingPage = SiteTree::get_by_link("listings");
      $this->defaults = array(
         "ParentID" => $mainListingPage->ID,

Should I just handle it in the onBeforeWrite ?


2 December 2012 at 5:42pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Use onBeforeWrite().


11 December 2012 at 3:52am Community Member, 528 Posts

Calling it in onBefore write was failing I ended up adding a hidden ParentID field to the form and setting the value with the function. When I have a chance I'll try onBeforeWrite again so I can trackdown the actual issue.