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DOM for Pages - how to set ParentID upon write?


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DesignCollective

Community Member, 66 Posts

10 June 2011 at 10:06am

Edited: 10/06/2011 10:10am

I am setting up a DOM for Articles under a Category page. When added via the DOM, I want the Articles to become children of the Category, and I will have them hidden from SiteTree. As they are added via the DOM, to set the ParentID to the ID of the Category and I need help with this.

I tried this... but it's not working.


class Article extends Page {

 static $db = array(
 	'Subtitle' => 'Varchar(60)',
 	'Summary' => 'Text',
 	'Author'=>'Text'
 );
	static $has_one = array(
		'Category' => 'Category'
	);
	
	static $allowed_children = array('None');
	
	
	static $defaults = array(
		'ShowInMenus' => false,
		'ShowInSearch' => false
	);
	
	function onBeforeWrite() {
		if(!$this->ID) {
			$this->ParentID = $this->Category()->ID;
		}
		parent::onBeforeWrite();
	}
}

Should I use setParent()?

I'm also wondering - the CategoryID (from $has_one) and ParentID will eventually be the same (once we figure it out), not sure if both are needed or if there's a way for DOM to seek ParentID and not need the $has_one reference.

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UncleCheese

Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

11 June 2011 at 3:29am

DOM is for managing DataObject subclasses -- not SiteTree. If you're looking for an alternative to the tree for managing your pages, you might check out my tutorial "Remodel Admin" on my blog.

http://www.leftandmain.com/uncategorized/2011/02/25/taming-the-beast-remodeling-modeladmin/

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