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Default selected value - OptionsetField


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10 January 2009 at 8:53am Community Member, 29 Posts

Hi, I'm having some issues changing the default selected value when I make an OptionsetField in Page.php for use inside SilverStripe.

Here is my code:

   new OptionsetField(
       $name = 'Options',
       $title = 'Options',
       $source = singleton('Page')->dbObject('Options')->enumValues(),
       $value = "2"

However, no matter what I set "$value" to, whenever I create a new page in the CMS, the first option is always selected. Does anyone know why this is the case?


19 February 2009 at 4:06pm Community Member, 97 Posts

I don't really know what the code for the $source is doing, but the documentation is here - - and note that $value refers to the index used in the $source array, not the number of the element in that array. Sorry, language is failing me here, but if your $source is

2 => "Apple"
54 => "Orange"
512 => "Banana"

then $value="2" will mean the default will be "Apple".