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Bug? Form field's title parameter using a DBField name

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Community Member, 26 Posts

14 November 2011 at 5:26am


Just came across a strange behaviour while adding CMS fields (SS 2.4.6).

When a NumericField or TexField (the only ones I have texted) with the title parameter equal to a DBField name, the form field is skipped from the CMS interface with no error or warning.

In my case, I had:

static $db = array (
    'ImagesDisplayOrder' => 'Int(1)'
static  $has_many = array(
    'Images' => 'ImagePiece'

/* ... */

$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new NumericField('ImagesDisplayOrder', "Images")); // not displayed in CMS
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new NumericField('ImagesDisplayOrder', "Pictures")); // works as expected 

Not sure if this is a bug, but I can't find any other explication as it shouldn't matter what's in the title attribute?
Can anybody replicate this?

Thanks, Thierry


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

14 November 2011 at 7:54am

Edited: 14/11/2011 7:55am

oops - wrong post, sorry...