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Getting a value from silverstripe database

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Community Member, 60 Posts

19 January 2011 at 5:07am

Hi (again) all. I'm having a really hard time trying to find what I'm looking for on the silverstripe documentation.

All I'm looking for is how to get a value from the silverstripe database as I would like to display content from another page on the home page.

If the value I'm looking for was in the 'SiteTree' table on the content column where ID=1.

How would I run the query? is it using dataobject::get()? I cant find any documentation on it for the syntax.

Thanks in advance.


Forum Moderator, 1891 Posts

19 January 2011 at 5:27am

Yes DataObject::get is the most common way to get info from the database... here is the doc

Although SS are in the process of moving all the docs at the moment so I don't know how long the link will be valid for!

I'm often sceptical when people say they cannot find help... I click Help in the menu above, click documentation and then search "DataObject" or select something from the menu - like DataModel -


Community Member, 60 Posts

19 January 2011 at 6:01am

Thanks for the reply swaiba. I've actually been trying to work my way through the documents you have supplied. I think its just my 'newbieness' as I'm having a hard time with them and didn't realise that they will infact give me the answer I'm looking for.