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Tutorial 2 - Date / Author Not Saving

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Community Member, 6 Posts

20 September 2008 at 7:23am

While working through tutorial 2 I was able to add the Date and Author the the main tab in ArticlePage and get it to show up in the tab itself. But when I create the news story and save or publish, the data for the added fields Date and Author did not save properly though the rest of the content did.

My ArticalePage.php:
* Defines the ArticlePage page type
class ArticlePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
'Date' => 'Date',
'Author' => 'Text'

static $has_one = array(

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

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

return $fields;

class ArticlePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {


I'm doing this in my site and this file lives in mysite/code directory.

Is there something small / obvious that I'm missing? The best I can tell my code is basically verbatim from the tutorial.




Community Member, 6 Posts

20 September 2008 at 7:46am

OK, so what seemed like the 50th time I did /db/build and it finally created the tables.

So my question now is - is there a difference between /db/build/?flush=1 and simply /db/build?

If both are valid, when is each appropriate?


Community Member, 712 Posts

20 September 2008 at 9:24am

I always use db/build?flush=1. Flushing does a bunch of extra stuff, and generally if you've changed your classes you need to flush.


Community Member, 6 Posts

20 September 2008 at 9:28am

That's interesting as /db/build/?flush=1 was how I was doing it, but it wasn't until I only did /db/build were the new tables added to the database. I'll watch more closely the next time I do this. Only my 2nd day working with SS, but to this point like what I see over all.