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multiple instanes of class in page


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18 July 2010 at 10:58pm Community Member, 56 Posts

this is a newb question but just cant get it right.

I have a simple class called resource...
And i want to use the same class for 2 items in a page.
ie: I want to use the same class for a slideshow and a scroller component in end page
I have tried has_many etc but think I am missing the point.
I always have images shared...

Since I am a hack I end up duplicating the class.

surely I can use the same class????

how to I set this up as obviously will be same table and same page but different...?

Any help appreciated :)


19 July 2010 at 12:28am (Last edited: 19 July 2010 12:29am), Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Something like this maybe?

class MultiPurposeClass extends DataObject{

class SomePage extends Page {

static $has_one = array (
'Scroller' => 'MultiPurposeClass',
'SlideShow' => 'MultiPurposeClass'

class SomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

function SlideShow {
return $this->SlideShow;

function Scroller {
return $this->Scroller;