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many_many widget

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18 October 2007 at 6:13am

I'm trying to create a widget that has a many_many relationship with a page type:

class RecipeWidget extends Widget {
static $many_many = array(
'FeaturedRecipes' => 'RecipePage'

class RecipePage extends Page {
static $belongs_many_many = array(
'RecipeWidgets' => 'RecipeWidget'

This seems to work (it creates the appropriate tables), so I tried to add a checkbox set to the CMSFields:

class RecipeWidget extends Widget {
function getCMSFields() {
$myRecipes = DataObject::get('RecipePage');
return new FieldSet(
new CheckboxSetField('FeaturedRecipes', '', $myRecipes)

which displays the checkbox set as requested. Unfortunately it doesn't save the selections :(

Am I doing something wrong, or does this Field not work within a Widget?