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[solved] DateFormat in HasOneComplexTableField

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17 August 2011 at 10:21pm Community Member, 81 Posts

I'm trying to format the date into 'HasOneComplexTableField' and 'FieldSet'. I only try to put the date in the right format in the CMS.

For the fieldset i've got this code:

function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
$fields = new FieldSet();
$fields->push( new DateField( 'Date', 'Datum') ); //<-- This date has to be formatted into dd-MM-YYYY
$fields->push( new TextareaField( 'ShortDesc', 'Korte beschrijving' ) );
$fields->push( new TextareaField( 'LongDesc', 'Lange Beschrijving' ) );

return $fields;

For the 'HasOneComplexTableField' i've got this code:

$tablefield = new HasOneComplexTableField(
'Date' => 'Datum',//<-- This date has to be formatted into dd-MM-YYYY
'ShortDesc' => 'Korte beschrijving',
'LongDesc' => 'Lange beschrijving'

In my __config.php i did setup the i18n settings:

// Set the site locale

I tried several things, like $fields->setConfig, but it returns the method 'setconfig' does not exist on 'FieldSet'. Is there any regular way to format these fields right?


17 August 2011 at 10:31pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

this is one thing I keep in a Utils class...

class Utils {
   public static function MakeCalendarPopup($strFieldName,$strLabel) {
      $df = new DateField($strFieldName,$strLabel);
      $df->setConfig('showcalendar', true);
      $df->setConfig('dateformat', 'dd-MM-YYYY');
      return $df;

then in cmsfileds....

      $f->replaceField('Date', Utils::MakeCalendarPopup('Date', 'Date:'));


17 August 2011 at 10:52pm Community Member, 81 Posts

Thanks for the calendarpopup! The Fieldset works fine by now. The HasOneComplexTableField doesn't change to the right date. See attached image. Any idea?

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17 August 2011 at 10:58pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

yep, using casting of summary fields like this...

   public static $summary_fields = array (
      'DateText'         => 'Date',

   static $casting = array(
      "DateText" => "Text",

   public function DateText() {
      return <<add logic to format date top string here>>;


17 August 2011 at 11:03pm Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

Also: using the ComplexTableField::setFieldFormatting() function will format the fields as they appear in the list (not the popup). Something like:

function formattedDate() {
   //return formatted date

   'Date' => $this->formattedDate()


18 August 2011 at 12:21am Community Member, 81 Posts

Sorry, stupid question: but how do i push the date into the function? $this->Date doesn't work.


18 August 2011 at 1:17am (Last edited: 18 August 2011 1:17am), Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

Not a stupid question at all :-) It has been a while, so I didn't quite remember how it went :-(

It's the Calender object that knows its own date, so this should go into your Calendar class:

public function getFormattedDate() {
   return date('d-m-Y', strtotime($this->Date)); // replace with however you want to do it

Next for your ComplexTableField:

   'Date' => '$FormattedDate')

The code '$FormattedDate' will be eval-ed for the Calender object, hence the quotes... So now I remember :-)


18 August 2011 at 2:34am Community Member, 81 Posts

Hmm. $this->Date still doesn't work :(. Is there an other option to get the date from the HasOneComplexTableField?

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