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Automatically insert current date into date field of new pages


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DeklinKelly

Community Member, 197 Posts

28 July 2010 at 12:47pm

I use the following code in conjunction with the legacydatetimefields module to allow the administrator to select a date:

      $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Times", new PopupDateTimeField('RankingDate', 'Ranking Date'));

When a page is create that field is blank. I want the current date to be placed in that field when new pages are created but after the page is created I want the administrator to be able to change it to any date.

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Devlin

Community Member, 344 Posts

28 July 2010 at 7:24pm

Edited: 28/07/2010 7:25pm

public function populateDefaults(){
	$this->RankingDate = date("Y-m-d");
}

http://doc.silverstripe.org/recipes:populatedefaults