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Multiform module - DateField using 'now' - SS3

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Community Member, 164 Posts

25 May 2013 at 4:24am

Hi there,

Some time ago I used the multiform module for a client on SS2.4.7 I have just upgraded to SS3 and reworked the code for my multiform to comply. Works great except for I can't seem to figure out how to populate my datefield with todays date. I'm using the populateDefaults method.

Here is my new code:


class CallEvent extends DataObject{

	static $db = array(
		'CallerFirstName' => 'Text',
		'CallerSurname' => 'Text',
		'CallerRelationship' => 'Text',
		'CallerPhone' => 'Text',
		'CallerExt' => 'Text',
		'CallerEmail' => 'Text',
		'DateOfCall' => 'SS_Datetime',
		'TimeOfCall' => 'Time',
		'TotalNumberOfCalls' => 'Text',
		'CallerStatusOther' => 'Text',
		'PaperCopy' => 'Text',
		'DetailsOfEnquiry' => 'HTMLText',
		'ContactIn' => 'Text',
		'ContactOut' => 'Text',
		'TotalWebSearches' => 'Text',
		'HubContact' => 'Text',
        public function populateDefaults(){
		$this->DateOfCall = date('Y-m-d H:i:s', strtotime('now'));

$dateofcall = new DateField("DateOfCall", "Date of first call");
	$dateofcall->setConfig('showcalendar', true);
	$dateofcall->setConfig('dateformat', 'dd/MM/YYYY');

public function getFrontendFields($params = null){
	$fields = $this->scaffoldFormFields(array(
		'restrictFields' => array(
		'fieldClasses' => array(
			'CallerFirstName' => 'TextField',
			'CallerSurname' => 'TextField',
			'CallerRelationship' => 'TextField',
			'CallerPhone' => 'TextField',
			'CallerExt' => 'TextField',
			'CallerEmail' => 'EmailField',
			'DateOfCall' => 'DateField',
			'TimeOfCall' => 'TimeField',
			'TotalNumberOfCalls' => 'NumericField',
			'CallerStatusOther' => 'TextField',
			'PaperCopy' => 'CheckboxField',
			'DetailsOfEnquiry' => 'HtmlEditorField',
			'ContactIn' => 'NumericField',
			'ContactOut' => 'NumericField',
			'TotalWebSearches' => 'NumericField',
			'HubContact' => 'TextField',

	$fields->push( new TextField("CallerFirstName", "Callers first name"));
	$fields->push( new TextField("CallerSurname", "Callers surname"));
	$fields->push( new TextField("CallerRelationship", "Callers relationship to person"));
	$fields->push( new TextField("CallerPhone", "Callers phone number"));
	$fields->push( new TextField("CallerExt", "Callers extension number"));
	$fields->push( new EmailField("CallerEmail", "Callers email address"));
        $fields->push( $dateofcall );

From all the documentation and tutorials I have researched this looks as though it should work. Any help here is greatly appreciated. Thanks