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Changing datatype IDs to titles in ModelAdmin


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18 July 2013 at 3:52am Community Member, 146 Posts


Please see attached, I have a model VehicleType

class VehicleType extends DataObject
static $db = array (
'VehicleTypeName' => 'Varchar(255)',
'VehicleRegRequired' => 'Boolean'

static $has_one = array(

static $has_many = array(
'Tariffs' => 'Tariff'

static $searchable_fields = array(

static $summary_fields = array(


When I create a new Vehicle type in admin it says "Saved #1". I want to to say "Saved "Car"" instead. Is this possible?


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18 July 2013 at 4:05am (Last edited: 18 July 2013 4:05am), Community Member, 146 Posts

You should be able to do it like this:

public function getTitle() {
   return $this->VehicleTypeName;