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NumericField() and negative numbers


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9 September 2009 at 11:52pm Community Member, 197 Posts

NumericField() does not support negative numbers. If I supply "-100" it returns:

'-555' is not a number, only numbers can be accepted for this field

Is this a bug or am I missing something?

Samba Sam

20 February 2010 at 1:13pm (Last edited: 20 February 2010 1:19pm), Community Member, 85 Posts

I get the same error in my custom CMS tab when I try to enter a negative number into the Int field.

For example,
With this
public static $db = array(
      'TopMargin' => 'Int',

and this
new NumericField("TopMargin", "Top Margin"),

I get "'-20' is not a number, only numbers can be accepted for this field".
As a result, I am having to use TextField instead.

Perhaps I am missing somethings as well? Negative integers are numbers.

Anyone have any ideas?



24 February 2010 at 7:52pm Community Member, 54 Posts

Looks like a bug. I've opened a ticket and posted a patch here: