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How to convert DropdownField to SelectionGroup

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Community Member, 1 Post

18 July 2013 at 8:57pm

Hi guys,

Is there an easier way to convert a DropdownField to a SelectionGroup from an enum field?

Maybe something like this?

$fields = $this->scaffoldFormFields(
        'fieldClasses' => array(
             'SomeField' => 'SelectionGroup',

or do have to do this?

$name = $fields->dataFieldByName('SomeField')->getAttributes()["name"];
$values = $fields->dataFieldByName('SomeField')->getSource();
$items = array();
foreach($values as $value) {
    $items[] = SelectionGroup_Item::create($value, null, $value);
$convertedField = SelectionGroup::create($name, $items);


Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

19 July 2013 at 8:49pm

Does the former method work? It would seem like that would be an option. SelectionGroup field may just need a few tricks.