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  • Krille Brocket
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    10 Posts

    many_many relation in same table? Link to this post

    Can any1 explain how i can create a working many_many relation using only one table, ie
    One Article should be able to hold many other articles

    class Article {
    static $many_many = array("NewsArticles"=>"Article");

    function getCMSFields() {
    $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
    $table = new ManyManyComplexTableField(

    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Related Articles",$table);
    return $fields;

    the available articles are displayed in the table, but if i check the checkbox and
    saves the page, the relation isnt saved

  • baba-papa
    Community Member
    279 Posts

    Re: many_many relation in same table? Link to this post

    A many_many relation always needs a third table in SilverStripe. Your code has a big error anyways. Your class Article has a relation to itself. That´s not possible, nor logical.

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