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Conditional Fields in the CMS


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3 January 2009 at 6:50am Community Member, 29 Posts

Hi, I have a field in my Page.php getCMSFields function that I want to display on every TOP level page only. I don't want the field to show up in any level higher than 1. Is there a simple variable I can check with an if statement to do this?


3 January 2009 at 7:14am (Last edited: 3 January 2009 7:15am), 4085 Posts

if(!$this->Parent()) {


3 January 2009 at 7:21am Community Member, 29 Posts

Hey, thanks for replying. I found Parent() in the API, earlier but I couldn't figure out how to use it.

I tried your if statement, but it doesn't work. The field doesn't show up anywhere, and when I negate the if-statement you showed me, the field shows up on all pages, regardless of their hierarchy :(


3 January 2009 at 8:08am 4085 Posts

It depends on how you have your architecture set up. Find out the parentID and just use that..

$fields->addFieldToTab(new LiteralField('foo',$this->ParentID))

if $this->Parent() is returning true, it will return something other than 0 in the LiteralField, in which case, you're not really at the top level. If you want to leave it the way it is, just do

if($this->ParentID == $theID)
//add the field

or you could even do

if($this->Parent()->URLSegment == "some-page"))

you see what I mean..


3 January 2009 at 9:16am Community Member, 29 Posts

I see what you mean. I was able to get my code to work with this statement:

if(!$this->Parent) {

Thanks for your help!!


26 March 2010 at 9:28am Community Member, 135 Posts

I want to do this but the other way around. that is I have two image fields that I want to display only on top level... not children.

(the fields are declared in page.php)

Specifically on the blog entries in my blog module.

I tried

if(!$this->Level(0)) {

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.menuImage", new ImageField('menuImage'));
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.menuImage", new ImageField('menuImageRoll'));


but this did not work. fields still appear.

can anyone help?