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Inherit data from parent?


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14 March 2009 at 7:30am Community Member, 52 Posts

Let's say I have a Page (Page class) called Susan. On this page is a tab called 'Favorites' and on that tab, is a text field called 'Favorite song'.

What I want to achieve, is that when a subpage is created under Susan, say page 'Donna', Donna inherits Her parents favorite song but can later change this.


Carbon Crayon

14 March 2009 at 10:02am (Last edited: 14 March 2009 10:03am), Community Member, 598 Posts

Hi Rob

If you are using 2.3 then you can use the onAfterWrite() function in your page model. Something like this should work:

function onAfterWrite() {
$this->FavouriteSong = $this->Parent()->FavouriteSong;