Is there a way to automatically populate Matrix rows with channel entries with a custom status?

  • or to pull data from a playa entry in a matrix field? Commented May 12, 2013 at 14:47
  • Hey Niall, Matrix rows don't have a status specifically, that's part of the entry, unless you've made a status column. You could certainly make a column for a Playa relationship in Matrix though. More details with what you actually want to accomplish and have thus far tried would help us help you. :)
    – Lisa
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 22:35

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Playa (and EE relationships) work in that they link to an entry rather than pull in from that entry. Obviously you don't want to have duplicate data in your system and a relationship prevents that whilst keeping context. What you describe should be possible but using Playa to establish the relationship and then creating a new column in your Matrix field entitled 'Status' and using a select box field (I'd recommend P&T Field Pack) to provide your own status options per entry.

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