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Pre-populating a table

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Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

6 June 2008 at 7:20am

Edited: 06/06/2008 7:21am

How can I make a Silverstripe module that will build a database table that comes pre-populated with several records? (A look-up table, for instance).


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

20 June 2008 at 4:34am

Any ideas on this? I know it can be done.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

20 June 2008 at 5:33pm

Have a look at the Blog and Forum modules - by default they create Holders and example posts / threads etc

	 * Create default blog setup
	function requireDefaultRecords() {
		if(!DataObject::get_one('BlogHolder')) {
			$blogholder = new BlogHolder();
			$blogholder->Title = "Blog";
			$blogholder->URLSegment = "blog";
			$blogholder->Status = "Published";
			$widgetarea = new WidgetArea();
			$blogholder->SideBarID = $widgetarea->ID;
			$blogholder->publish("Stage", "Live");
			$managementwidget = new BlogManagementWidget();
			$managementwidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;
			$tagcloudwidget = new TagCloudWidget();
			$tagcloudwidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;
			$archivewidget = new ArchiveWidget();
			$archivewidget->ParentID = $widgetarea->ID;
			$blog = new BlogEntry();
			$blog->Title = _t('BlogHolder.SUCTITLE', "SilverStripe blog module successfully installed");
			$blog->URLSegment = 'sample-blog-entry';
			$blog->setDate(date("Y-m-d H:i:s",time()));
			$blog->Tags = _t('BlogHolder.SUCTAGS',"silverstripe, blog");
			$blog->Content = _t('BlogHolder.SUCCONTENT',"Congratulations, the SilverStripe blog module has been successfully installed. This blog entry can be safely deleted. You can configure aspects of your blog (such as the widgets displayed in the sidebar) in the CMS.");
			$blog->Status = "Published";
			$blog->ParentID = $blogholder->ID;
			$blog->publish("Stage", "Live");
			Database::alteration_message("Blog page created","created");


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

21 June 2008 at 1:34am

Perfect. That's exactly the code I was looking for. Thanks.