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  • servalman
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    VERY DUMB NEWBIE QUESTION Link to this post

    Hello

    I have this question but I can not find any clear answer :

    In tutorial 2 you have this to create and return fields

    <?php

    class ArticlePage extends Page {

    static $db = array(
    'Date' => 'Date',
    'Author' => 'Text'
    );

    function getCMSFields() {
    $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

    $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new DateField('Date'), 'Content');
    $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('Author'), 'Content');

    return $fields;
    }
    }

    this works fine
    my problem is the following when you want to build function in the Page_Controler how do you pass the field values to it
    (maybe I don't get how this is workin

    class ArticlePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

    function MyFunction () {

    &myVar = SomefiledValue
    }

    }

    I have been looking but did not find any simple answer to that

    So if anyone ...

    Thanks

  • Willr
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    Re: VERY DUMB NEWBIE QUESTION Link to this post

    You are trying to get one of your database fields (date or author) ? SS has 'magic' getters so you could do

    $date = $this->Date;

    $date now has the Date database field. Or you can use a function to return the database object

    $date = $this->dbObject('Date');

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