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CustomSiteConfig should be compatible with DataExtension::extraStatics()


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21 June 2012 at 8:29am Community Member, 25 Posts

I'm getting this line in my php log on every page load

PHP Strict Standards: Declaration of CustomSiteConfig::extraStatics() should be compatible with that of DataExtension::extraStatics() in /ss3/mysite/code/CustomSiteConfig.php on line 17

CustomSiteConfig.php files content


class CustomSiteConfig extends DataExtension {

   public function extraStatics(){
   return array(
   'db' => array(
      'FacebookLink' => 'Varchar(255)'

   public function updateCMSFields(FieldList $fields) {
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new TextField('FacebookLink', 'Facebook Link'));

Using SS3 RC1 wiht MAMP and php version 5.3.6

Any ideas what could be wrong with my code?


21 June 2012 at 10:31am (Last edited: 21 June 2012 10:32am), Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

The [url=]upgrading documentation[/url] explains that extraStatics() is deprecated and you should just use

public static $db = array(
   'FacebookLink' => 'Varchar(255)',

The error itself is because 3.0 now includes E_STRICT errors, so method declarations must match the declaration of the parent method it is overriding.


21 June 2012 at 10:54am Community Member, 25 Posts

Thank You for the help, don't know how I missed that.