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Arbee

Community Member, 31 Posts

15 October 2016 at 9:09am

I have a dataobject "workshop" where the content author adds the start date and several boxes on how many weeks each given lesson runs (these vary) along with a stop date (again number of weeks from start). Is there a way that I can autopopulate the dates for lessons and end once the information is entered?

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blackduck

Community Member, 13 Posts

24 October 2016 at 7:54pm

Hi Arbee,
This depends on what you're trying to achieve.
If the dates can always be calculated then you might want to not store them but instead use a function in your class to calculate on the fly.

If the dates need to be stored then using onBeforeWrite would let you set values.

https://docs.silverstripe.org/en/3.4/developer_guides/model/extending_dataobjects/