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GridField 'Link Existing' dropdown showing record ID not Title

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Community Member, 29 Posts

23 August 2014 at 2:19am

I'm creating a simple blog with categories using the DataObjectAsPage Module.

I have a DataObject called BlogCategories that has a belongs_many_many relationship with the BlogPost DataObject.

Everything works fine, apart from when you are editing a BlogPost and adding categories - the 'Link Existing' dropdown shows Category IDs rather than titles.

I'll try and add a screengrab below so you see what I mean...

I'm not manually adding the GridField (as per this tutorial), this is simply how SilverStripe is doing it by default. I have also tried adding the GridField manually, but that does the same thing.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Rob Clarkson

Community Member, 26 Posts

17 September 2014 at 12:37pm

Edited: 18/09/2014 9:25am

Not 100% sure, but think this might be cos SS automatically looks for "Title" to map the names in the dropdowns.

What field name did you give your "Category Names"? try changing it to "Title" cased like this.

Rob Clarkson


Community Member, 3 Posts

15 October 2014 at 5:42pm

_Matt: you are right or change it to name and it will work perfect


Community Member, 2 Posts

28 January 2016 at 5:24am

Edited: 28/01/2016 5:25am

Just a heads up. If you don't want to change the db field name to Title, just create a function that links the relative db fields to it.

public function getTitle(){
    return $this->FirstName . ' ' . $this->LastName;

Tested in SS 3.2.1

Hope that helps
- Ash