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Save the member on editing a dataobject

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Community Member, 56 Posts

1 March 2012 at 3:24am

Edited: 01/03/2012 3:34am

Hi and Hello.

I've got a dataobject (projects) on a webpage. And there are a bunch of editors allowed to edit this dataobjects. My client want to see, which single dataobject item is edited by which editor (currentMember). So what i need is a startingpoint (or a simple tutorial) to get this problem solved.
It is neccesary to use a hook like onBeforeWrite()? Is there something like "lasteditedby"?

I guess its a simple task but i dont got a clue where to start. Thanks a lot, Pipifix


Community Member, 175 Posts

1 March 2012 at 6:39am


you can add a new field to the dataobject, for example "lasteditby"

and then set a value for it with onBeforeWrite()

function onBeforeWrite() {
if( $member = Member::currentUser() ) {
   $this->lasteditby = $member->ID;


dont tested this, but should point to right direction...


Community Member, 56 Posts

1 March 2012 at 10:59pm

Hi danzzz

Thanks for your response. I'll give it a try.