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  • LarsE
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    How to merge/combine fields Link to this post

    I have created a page-controller there you can store personal data. Below you can see the code:


    class Steckbrief extends Page {
    static $icon = "themes/website/images/icons/steckbrief";
    static $db = array(
    'Name' => 'Text',
    'Geburtsdatum' => 'Date',
    'Anschrift' => 'Text',
    'Telefon' => 'Text',
    'Mobil' => 'Text',
    'Email' => 'Text',
    'Website' => 'Text',
    'Socialnetwork' => 'Text',
    'Sonstiges' => 'Text',
    'Name2' => 'Text',
    'Geburtsdatum2' => 'Date',
    'Anschrift2' => 'Text',
    'Telefon2' => 'Text',
    'Mobil2' => 'Text',
    'Email2' => 'Text',
    'Website2' => 'Text',
    'Socialnetwork2' => 'Text',
    'Sonstiges2' => 'Text'

    static $has_one = array(
    'Photo' => 'Image',
    'Photo2' => 'Image'

       function getCMSFields() {
        $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
          $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content', new TabSet('Personendaten'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Name'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new DateField('Geburtsdatum'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Anschrift'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Telefon'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Mobil'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Email'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Website'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Socialnetwork'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person1', new TextField('Sonstiges'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Name2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new DateField('Geburtsdatum2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Anschrift2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Telefon2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Mobil2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Email2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Website2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Socialnetwork2'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Personendaten.Person2', new TextField('Sonstiges2'));
          $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content', new TabSet('Fotos'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Fotos.Foto 375x500 px', new ImageField('Photo'));
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Fotos.Foto 2 375x500 px', new ImageField('Photo2'));
    return $fields;


    class Steckbrief_Controller extends Page_Controller {



    You can see there are Person1 and Person2 - each of them with own name: (Person1 -> Name) and (Person2 -> Name2). Also there are two birthdates: (Person1 -> Geburtsdatum) and (Person2 -> Geburtsdatum2).

    Now I wold like to generate a birthdaylist sorted by date. At first - I think - I have to merge/combine the fields to have one new fieldset. Is it right? If yes, how to do? Hope, you can help me.

    Thanks for your support!

  • Willr
    Forum Moderator
    5508 Posts

    Re: How to merge/combine fields Link to this post

    Any reason why you have 2 people per page as a limit? If you're going to have a list of people you would be better off creating a 'Person' data object. It would make it easier to conceptualize and make your code easier to use.

    The 5th tutorial provides an introduction to data objects - http://doc.silverstripe.org/sapphire/en/tutorials/5-dataobject-relationship-management

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