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How to get the text from dropdownfield

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Community Member, 2 Posts

15 October 2010 at 2:44am

Edited: 15/10/2010 2:45am

Hi Im a new guys learning about silverstripe. as the following code , how can i get the text from dropdownfield, cos I only get the value like 1, 2 ,3,4, thanks .


$titles = DataObject::get('EmailTitle');
if ($titles){
$titles = $titles->toDropdownMap('ID','EmailTitle');

$fields = new FieldSet(
new TextField('Name','Name*'),
new EmailField('Email','Email*'),
new DropdownField('EmailTitle','Title*',$titles),
new TextareaField('Comments','Comments*')


$mail->Subject = $data['EmailTitle'];


<select id="Form_ContactForm_EmailTitle" name="EmailTitle">
<option value="1">About module</option>
<option value="2">Project</option>
<option value="3">work</option>
<option value="4">anything</option>


Community Member, 130 Posts

15 October 2010 at 7:01pm

I think you just change

$titles = $titles->toDropdownMap('ID','EmailTitle'); 
$titles = $titles->toDropdownMap('EmailTitle','EmailTitle'); 


Community Member, 2 Posts

15 October 2010 at 7:38pm

yes, it works, thanks JonoM