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VERY DUMB NEWBIE QUESTION


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servalman

27 June 2010 at 3:09am Community Member, 211 Posts

Hello

I have this question but I can not find any clear answer :

In tutorial 2 you have this to create and return fields

<?php

class ArticlePage extends Page {

static $db = array(
'Date' => 'Date',
'Author' => 'Text'
);

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new DateField('Date'), 'Content');
$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('Author'), 'Content');

return $fields;
}
}

this works fine
my problem is the following when you want to build function in the Page_Controler how do you pass the field values to it
(maybe I don't get how this is workin

class ArticlePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

function MyFunction () {

&myVar = SomefiledValue
}

}

I have been looking but did not find any simple answer to that

So if anyone ...

Thanks

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Willr

27 June 2010 at 11:44am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You are trying to get one of your database fields (date or author) ? SS has 'magic' getters so you could do

$date = $this->Date;

$date now has the Date database field. Or you can use a function to return the database object

$date = $this->dbObject('Date');