Questions tagged [custom-fields]

Custom-fields is what make EE tick. In a blog or news website analogy, besides an excerpt or body field, entries can have all kinds of custom-fields, from date type fields to google-maps.

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Pre-fill matrix field when creating new entry?

How can I pre-fill a matrix field when creating a new channel entry. The reason to do this (and why a matrix field is needed) is: Data is best entered and represented using a table. Unwanted rows ...
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Fieldtype for 2 dependant fields

I have two channel_fields that can be filled, and I need one of these values to be required (but not both). Is there fieldtype that can solve this problem? NB Only one of the fields needs to be ...
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Matrix in Matrix

Has anyone ever tried to create a matrix field in a matrix field? (nested matrix) I have a workshop schedule I'm building and thought this would be the "best" way to create it for multiple days, (...
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What are my best options for powerful member management with many custom fields?

Working on a college site that will have many, many members (in the hundreds), only a fraction of which will actually be editors in the CMS. All members need to have access to their own information (...
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Are there any custom field types, besides Matrix, that allow you to create an updatable, non-finite list of things?

One of my main use cases for Matrix is when I need to manage a non-finite list of things related to an entry (e.g. translation links for articles may trickle in over time, and there's no pre-defined ...
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Set Custom Field Prefix With Stash

I have multiple channels with different field groups, but several duplicate fields. For example: Channels: products_bikes products_skateboards products_trikes Fields: bikes_summary ...
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P&T Checkboxes and Channel Form

I am having trouble displaying checkboxes for a P&T Field Pack Checkboxes custom field in a Channel Form (ExpressionEngine 2.7.1, Field Pack 2.1.1) using the {custom_fields} and {options} loop. I'...
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Unformatted Field Data Wrapped in <p> Tags on Output

I have a text field with formatting set to "none". In the database, the data for that field is stored exactly as it should be: as plain text with no html tags. When I drop the field tag into my ...
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Cannot retrieve custom fields inside exp:store:checkout tag

Following Store official documentation I'm trying to include the content of some custom fields inside my {exp:store:checkout}{/exp:store:checkout} tags. According to the docs: Inside the {items} ...
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Repeating field without using Matrix

Has anyone got a way to create a "repeating" field without using Matrix? I kind of need Matrix's ability to create new "rows" but since each row would just have a single bit of text using Matrix ...
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Pre populate a text input field

I have a number of text input fields in an event registration channel that I would like to be pre-poulated with defaults and so not require entering anything unless it's different. This thread gives ...
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Basic Channel Tag throwing PHP errors

Solution was to save entries until the entries with "bad data" were saved over. I wrote a quick tag to display all entries in a list from a particular channel. However, it threw a bunch of PHP ...
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Help with ChannelEntry Model Service to get/set data directly in the database

To retrieve data from a specific custom_field in a channel entry I used to do the following: $data = ee()->db->select('field_id_2') ->from('exp_channel_data') ->where(array( ...