Combo box field to display data from another content type fields?

Topics: Core, General
Jun 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I downloaded the Choice List Field from the Gallery http://gallery.orchardproject.net/List/Modules/Orchard.Module.Contrib.ChoiceList. However, it seems to only work with hard-coded values. I don't see the functionality to show data from other content type fields.

Are there any available Orchard modules that include the relational combo box and checkbox/radio lists functionality to display data from another field?

JP

Coordinator
Jun 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by "relational combo box" but you may want to take a look at the built-in enumeration field, and at the Taxonomies module.

Jun 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

In a CMS, you use one-to-many relations to make available information from one content type into another. Most modern CMS either have this feature out of the box (ie Expression Engine, Drupal) or via plugins (i.e. Pods CMS, Formidable Forms WordPress plugins, Seblod and other Joomla extensions).

I am surprised that Orchard CMS lacks this basic CMS feature?

Coordinator
Jun 28, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I am sure it's doable in Orchard, I just don't understand what you are trying to achieve, sorry ;) 

Could you detail with an example ? What does it mean "make available information from one content type into another" ?

Thanks

Jun 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM

This is what I'm talking about:

Formidable Forms Plugin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yNJdVIvKARI

Pods CMS Plugin: http://podscms.org/codex/pick_column

 

Coordinator
Jun 29, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Yep, this field will be released with 1.5. But actually the one you linked from Wordpress gave me some ideas. We could create a field like this based on a Projection specific Query. This would be awesome too. Let's do it !

Jun 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM
sebastienros wrote:

Yep, this field will be released with 1.5. But actually the one you linked from Wordpress gave me some ideas. We could create a field like this based on a Projection specific Query. This would be awesome too. Let's do it !

Great.

Developer
Jul 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Have you seen this module ? : https://github.com/webadvanced/Orchard-ContentReference/

Adds a content reference Field that allows to select a content from a query.