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I've got three fields in a template page:

  • name
  • surname
  • full name (hidden field)

Now I'd like "full name" to be a combination of "name" and "surname". There's no need to use javascript, since I only need the "full name" field later on for processing. Would be totally fine to populate "full name" once the page is saved. I don't have any experience with hooks, any hints how I could get the merging done?



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you can create an autoload module that adds this on save via a hook:

  • look at site/modules/helloworld.module
  • copy+rename it to eg addNameOnSave.module
  • edit classname + content of getModuleInfo()
  • install + test it - it should say "helloworld ..." after save

edit your init function:

public function init() {
    $this->pages->addHookAfter('saveReady', $this, 'saveactions');

remove the helloworld functions and add this one:

 * do some actions on saving
public function saveactions($event) {
    $page = $event->arguments('page');

    if($page->template == 'your_template') {
        $page->fullname = "Name: " . $page->forename . " " . $page->surname;

not tested, hope i did not forget anything :)

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