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Extend actionSave()

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Daniel Hood, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    I'm working on an add on that requires changing a type of field, I've altered the table, I've extended the datawriter, the model, etc... My problem is the controller. I don't want to over-write the entire function obviously but I need change the type of input expected. I can't do it with the typical:

    $parent = parent::actionSave();
    $var = $parent->var;
    Because parent:: does stuff (some of which I need to modify) before returning. Any ideas?
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Would it be practical to just run a query from your add-on to do what you want?
  3. KenSmith

    KenSmith Active Member

    Is there any way you could do it in your DataWriter's _preSave()?
    Marcus likes this.
  4. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    That is a possible solution... @ both of you lol
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I would try to do it within the preSave as KenSmith has suggested. Running queries in your datawriter that don't relate to the data you are modifying is general bad practice.

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