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Implementing a logical/soft delete in CMS. Possible on SS?

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Community Member, 4 Posts

4 July 2014 at 3:42pm

Hi, I have a DB table and for specific reasons I don't want users to delete records there, instead just "flag" them as deleted and hide those records to the admins.

I tried putting some logic on the "onBeforeDelete" and I would like to simply return false for not performing the delete, the only way I found it possible is by calling "exit()" which breaks the flow and makes the user get an empty page.

I want to perform some logic "onBeforeWrite", saying that if the username already exists, instead of creating a new one, it should unflag the 'deleted' one but it doesnt seem possible.

Any ideas on how to achieve this?

   public function onBeforeDelete() {
      $this->Status = 'D';
      exit(); //breaks the flow!!
   public function onBeforeWrite() {
      $one = CustomUser::get_one('CustomUser','"IDUserLogical" = '.$this->IDUserLogical);
         $this->ID = $one->ID;
         $this->Status = 'A';
      } //this if breaks the whole code!

//this works fine!
   public function getList() {
      $list = parent::getList();
      return $list->where('"Status" = \'A\'');