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Showing the link from a Sitetree variable in CMS

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Community Member, 6 Posts

13 April 2011 at 4:19am


Okay, simple question, hopefully simple answer :P

I want to show the URL of my sitetree variable IN the dataobjectmanager, much like the name and description...
However, even if I use 'HomeItemLink.Link' => 'Link' it won't show.
I was wondering if any of you have a solution to this, it's probably something simple that I'm not getting >_<

Example of my HomeItem object code:

class HomeItem extends DataObject {

	static $db = array(
		'HomeItemTitle' => 'Text',
		'HomeItemDesc'=> 'Text'

	public static $has_one = array(
		'HomeItemImg' => 'Image',
		'HomeItem' => 'Homepage',
		'HomeitemLink' => 'SiteTree'
	public function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
		 return new FieldSet(
			new TextField('HomeItemTitle'),
			new TextareaField('HomeItemDesc'),
			new SimpleTreeDropdownField('HomeitemLinkID', 'Choose a page to show on the right:', 'SiteTree'),
			new SimpleImageField('HomeItemImg')


Example of my Page.php code:

$manager = new DataObjectManager(
		$this, // Controller
			'HomeItems', // Source name
			'HomeItem', // Source class
				'HomeItemTitle' => 'Name', 
				'HomeItemDesc' => 'Desc',
				'HomeItemLink.Link' => 'Link'
			), // Headings 
			'getCMSFields_forPopup' // Detail fields (function name or FieldSet object)
			// Filter clause 
			// Sort clause
			// Join clause