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Extend actionSave()

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?


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.