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Make a custom PageType searchable?


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2 August 2010 at 3:58am Community Member, 13 Posts


I have the following problem:

First of all: I enabled the fulltextsearch feature.
Now I have many different Pagetypes like:

class PartnerHolder extends Page
   static $singular_name = 'Partner';
   static $plural_name = 'Partner';
   static $has_many = array (
      'Partner' => 'Partner'


class Partner extends Member
   static $singular_name = 'Partner';
   static $plural_name = 'Partner';
   static $db = array (
      'Detail' => 'Text',
      'Detail2' => 'Text'


Now I want that the search includes the two fields (Detail, Detail2). Is there a way to do this?



2 August 2010 at 12:12pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Well more specifically you want to make Detail and Detail2 on the dataobject searchable rather than the page since that'll already be indexed. My recommended way of adding functionality like this to SilverStripe is to use the sphinx search module. has a lot more features and is much more configurable than the default search engine.