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Show icon in Admin for boolean


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18 January 2013 at 4:20am (Last edited: 18 January 2013 4:21am), Community Member, 95 Posts

How can i show "a Tick" or "a Cross" for a boolean value in model admin?

I have a boolean on a dataobject

When i show this in model admin
it intially showed up as 0 or 1

I've got to to say True or False instead

what i would like is an image instead.

However it actually prints out the html so i end up seeing

<span class="somestyle">True</span>

public static $db = array(
   'ShowIcon' => 'Boolean',

public static $summary_fields = array(
'ShowIconNice' => 'Active',
    'Title' => 'Title',
    'FooticonThumbnail' => 'Thumbnail'

public function ShowIconNice(){
$trueorfalse ="nope";
//get value of boolean
$tfVALUE = $this->ShowIcon;
//set result
$trueorfalse = $tfVALUE;

if($trueorfalse == 1){
$trueorfalse = '<span class="somestyle">True</span>';
} else {
$trueorfalse = "False";

return $trueorfalse;



18 January 2013 at 4:55am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

Have you tried $casting the value to Text or Varchar?