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Problem adding fields to custom module


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RickT

11 April 2009 at 6:53am Community Member, 4 Posts

I'm creating a module to handle employee information. When I create a 'jobDescription' field in my staffPage.php, it creates a jobDescriptionID field in the database and, of course, doesn't save my text value.

The code for the staffPage.php is:

<?php
class StaffPage extends Page {
static $db = array(
);
static $has_one = array(
   'jobDescription' => 'Text',
   'colorPhoto' => 'File',
   'bwPhoto' => 'File'
);
function getCMSFields() {
   $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
   $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new TextField('jobDescription', 'Job description'), 'Content');
   $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new FileIFrameField('colorPhoto', 'Color photo'), 'Content');
   $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new FileIFrameField('bwPhoto', 'Black & white photo'), 'Content');
   $fields->renameField("Title", "Name");
   $fields->renameField("Content", "Bio");
   return $fields;
}
}
class StaffPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

}
?>

I'm using 2.30rc3.

Thanks in advance, Rick

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Willr

11 April 2009 at 4:45pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

'jobDescription' => 'Text'

This is a Text Field, not a Relationship so it should be in the $db array and not the $has_one array

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RickT

11 April 2009 at 6:52pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Thanks! I totally overlooked that.

Rick