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Custom fields - repetively add from CMS


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try2dream

15 January 2013 at 3:09pm Community Member, 5 Posts

Hi,

If i create custom fields, say for a restaurant menu so the client can change the menu as they please, eg:
Dish name
Dish price

Doing it the way in the tutorial, i would have to know how many items are on the clients restaurant menu in order to know how many custom fields to create or i would have to make say 50 so that they never run out.

Is there a way to setup custom fields so that the client has an 'add another row' button which duplicates the fields and the template just cycles through the amount that they have added?

If yes, is there a tutorial on the net for this?

Cheers

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Willr

15 January 2013 at 4:24pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

The standard approach for this would be to store your custom field as a dataobject then use a GridField instance to add / edit each new row. http://doc.silverstripe.org/framework/en/tutorials/5-dataobject-relationship-management covers an introduction to relationships.

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try2dream

15 January 2013 at 4:39pm Community Member, 5 Posts

Exactly what I was after, thanks!

Is is possible to easily add drag and drop ordering to this type of setup as well?

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kinglozzer

15 January 2013 at 10:51pm Community Member, 146 Posts

For drag & drop gridfield ordering I use this:

https://github.com/UndefinedOffset/SortableGridField