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How to use an OptionsetField ?


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17 February 2014 at 7:51am Community Member, 24 Posts

I am alway relatively new to SilverStripe and not very used to PHP programming.

I would like to do an ArticleHolder whose behaviour depend on a var (here MyType)
I did the following in the DataObject

class ArticleHolder extends Page {

private static $allowed_children = array('ArticlePage');
private static $db=array(
   'MyType' => "Varchar(10)"

public function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
   $typeField = new OptionsetField(
      $name = "MyTypeID",
      $title = "Type de conteneur",
      $source = array(
      "1" => "Option 1",
      "2" => "Option 2",
      "3" => "Option 3",
      "4" => "Option 4",
      "5" => "Option 5"

return $fields;

class ArticleHolder_Controller extends Page_Controller {

Apparently, in the cms I have the right option set, but when I select a value and register, the selection is lost.
What should I do in order for my ArticleHolder to memorize the user's choice ?


17 February 2014 at 8:43am Community Member, 146 Posts

Hi jaaf,

Your database field is called 'MyType', but your field name is 'MyTypeID'. You only need to append 'ID' if you're referring to a has_one relation, so you should rename your field (the first, $name parameter) to 'MyType'.



17 February 2014 at 7:57pm Community Member, 24 Posts

Thank you kinglozzer,

I see now. Renaming of field was not necessary here.