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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Boolean Field


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26 April 2011 at 1:20pm Community Member, 22 Posts

Hi, this question might have a really obvious answer, but I can't quite figure out how to do it! How would I go about getting a boolean field to display as 'Yes' or 'No' in the DOM list, as opposed to '1' or <blank>? I have it setup as a CheckboxField in my popup.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative!


26 April 2011 at 3:54pm Community Member, 103 Posts

Hi Kyle,

I do it this way - on your dataobject class add a function to convert the value to Yes or No, then refer to the function instead of the DB field when defining the DOM or in your $summary_fields.


class MyObject extends DataObject
   static $db = array (
      'Title' => 'Varchar(200)',
      'Approved' => 'Boolean'

   static $summary_fields = array(
      'Title' => 'Title',
      'ApprovedNice' => 'Approved?'
   //Generate Yes/No for DOM / Complex Table Field
   public function ApprovedNice() {
      return $this->Approved ? 'Yes' : 'No';



26 April 2011 at 6:07pm Community Member, 22 Posts

That worked absolutely perfectly, thank you so much for the help!!!!


27 April 2011 at 9:50am 4085 Posts

FYI, this is built in. You just do $YourField.Nice.


27 April 2011 at 10:38am Community Member, 103 Posts

Doh! There's always an easier way in SilverStripe. Thanks for the tip Uncle Cheese. Still - can be useful in some situations, for instance I actually use that code to print out '***No*** Please review' to highlight records that need attention.