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Community Member, 211 Posts

27 June 2010 at 3:09am


I have this question but I can not find any clear answer :

In tutorial 2 you have this to create and return fields

class ArticlePage extends Page {
   static $db = array(
      'Date' => 'Date',
      'Author' => 'Text'

   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new DateField('Date'), 'Content');
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('Author'), 'Content');
      return $fields;

this works fine
my problem is the following when you want to build function in the Page_Controler how do you pass the field values to it
(maybe I don't get how this is workin

class ArticlePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

function MyFunction () {

&myVar = SomefiledValue

I have been looking but did not find any simple answer to that

So if anyone ...



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

27 June 2010 at 11:44am

You are trying to get one of your database fields (date or author) ? SS has 'magic' getters so you could do

$date = $this->Date;

$date now has the Date database field. Or you can use a function to return the database object

$date = $this->dbObject('Date');