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  • quamsta
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    Default selected value - OptionsetField Link to this post

    Hi, I'm having some issues changing the default selected value when I make an OptionsetField in Page.php for use inside SilverStripe.

    Here is my code:

       new OptionsetField(
           $name = 'Options',
           $title = 'Options',
           $source = singleton('Page')->dbObject('Options')->enumValues(),
           $value = "2"

    However, no matter what I set "$value" to, whenever I create a new page in the CMS, the first option is always selected. Does anyone know why this is the case?

  • tobych
    Community Member
    97 Posts

    Re: Default selected value - OptionsetField Link to this post

    I don't really know what the code for the $source is doing, but the documentation is here - http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=optionsetfield - and note that $value refers to the index used in the $source array, not the number of the element in that array. Sorry, language is failing me here, but if your $source is

    2 => "Apple"
    54 => "Orange"
    512 => "Banana"

    then $value="2" will mean the default will be "Apple".

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