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PopulateDefault a DataObjectManager List

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Community Member, 24 Posts

14 March 2010 at 12:13pm


My client has a need to be able to build a DataObjectManager list of default values.

I thought I was going to be able to use something like;

	public static $db = array(
		'TextBox1' => 'Text',
		'TextBox2' => 'Text',
		'TextBox3' => 'Text'		
	public static $has_many = array(
		'ProjectFields1' => 'ProjectField'
	public function populateDefaults() { 
	   	$this->TextBox1 = 'Eggs Are Great';
	   	$this->TextBox2 = 'Patty is a winner';
		$this->TextBox3 = 'Maya steps very loudly';
		$this->ProjectFields1 = array(
				'Title'=>'Question 01', 
				'Description'=>'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.'
				'Title'=>'Question 02', 
				'Description'=>'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.'

but no luck :(

The DataObject I'm using looks like

class ProjectField extends DataObject {

	static $db = array(
		'Title' => 'Text',
		'Description' => 'HTMLText',

	static $has_one = array(
	   	'ProjectField' => 'GeneralPage',

	function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
		$fields = new FieldSet();
		$fields->push( new TextField( 'Title' ) );
		$fields->push( new SimpleWysiwygField('Description'));
   		return $fields;

Two questions I suppose, am I heading in the right direction? if so could possibly help me over the edge?

Second, is it all possible? I would of thought so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.