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PopulateDefault a DataObjectManager List




14 March 2010 at 12:13pm Community Member, 24 Posts


My client has a need to be able to build a DataObjectManager list of default values.

I thought I was going to be able to use something like;

   public static $db = array(
      'TextBox1' => 'Text',
      'TextBox2' => 'Text',
      'TextBox3' => 'Text'      
   public static $has_many = array(
      'ProjectFields1' => 'ProjectField'
   public function populateDefaults() {
       $this->TextBox1 = 'Eggs Are Great';
       $this->TextBox2 = 'Patty is a winner';
      $this->TextBox3 = 'Maya steps very loudly';
      $this->ProjectFields1 = array(
            'Title'=>'Question 01',
            'Description'=>'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.'
            'Title'=>'Question 02',
            'Description'=>'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.'

but no luck :(

The DataObject I'm using looks like

class ProjectField extends DataObject {

   static $db = array(
      'Title' => 'Text',
      'Description' => 'HTMLText',

   static $has_one = array(
       'ProjectField' => 'GeneralPage',

   function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
      $fields = new FieldSet();
      $fields->push( new TextField( 'Title' ) );
      $fields->push( new SimpleWysiwygField('Description'));
      return $fields;

Two questions I suppose, am I heading in the right direction? if so could possibly help me over the edge?

Second, is it all possible? I would of thought so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.