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custom getter in Page class?


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1 November 2011 at 10:19am Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Does anyone know why, in the Page class using a custom getter like the following will get me a [notice]: undefined property: Page::$MyField):

static $db = array ('MyField' => 'Varchar(255)');

function getMyField() {
return $this->MyField;

While I can do so on existing SiteTree::$db fields without any problem?

function getContent() {
return $this->Content;

Must be something stupid I'm missing?


1 November 2011 at 9:07pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Well for one, you shouldn't do that, as $this->Content will call getContent() before your db field. If you want the object then use $this->dbObject('MyField');


2 November 2011 at 12:39am Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Thanks willr! OK, so I'm glad I didn't really use it anywhere, just tried it out in search of some solution and suddenly got mighty confused :-(