How do we populate a ContentField through the Orchard Command Prompt?

Topics: General
May 11, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Edited May 11, 2013 at 11:48 PM
We have the following command. It succeeds at creating a DealerProduct and populating the Title ContentPart. We have not, though, been able to populate a ContentField. How would we go about that?
[CommandName("dealerdashboard createproduct")]
public void Create()
    // make a new DealerProduct - this works
    var dealerProduct = _contentManager.New("DealerProduct");

    // populate the title - this works
    dealerProduct.As<TitlePart>().Title = "Test" + i.ToString();

    // try to populate a simple text field - doesn't work
    DealerProductPart dealerProductPart = 
    TextField partNum = 
        (TextField)dealerProductPart.Get(typeof(TextField), "Part #");
    partNum.Value = "123";
    // create the new DealerProduct - this works
May 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Are you sure the Name of the field is "Part #"?
May 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Edited May 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM
This is the code that creates the field, and it appears to have the Name "Part #". Am I mistaken?

Here is a snippet:
.WithField("Part #", field => field.OfType("TextField"))
and here is the full code.
public int Create()
    // Creating table DealerProductRecord
    SchemaBuilder.CreateTable("DealerProductRecord", table => table

        typeof(DealerProductPart).Name, cfg => cfg
            .WithField("Image 1", field => field.OfType("ImageField"))
            .WithField("Image 2", field => field.OfType("ImageField"))
            .WithField("Part #", field => field.OfType("TextField"))
            .WithField("Model #", field => field.OfType("TextField"))

    ContentDefinitionManager.AlterTypeDefinition("DealerProduct", cfg => cfg
        .WithPart("CommonPart", cp => cp
            .WithSetting("OwnerEditorSettings.ShowOwnerEditor", "false")
            .WithSetting("DateEditorSettings.ShowDateEditor", "false"))

    return 1;
May 13, 2013 at 6:18 PM
Ok. So, the following line of code does return a field?
TextField partNum =  (TextField)dealerProductPart.Get(typeof(TextField), "Part #");
On the next line you're setting its value. Perhaps explain what exactly is not working. What are you expecting, and how is it failing?
May 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Edited May 13, 2013 at 7:29 PM
Hi Sipke,

Thank you for your help.

Yes. That line of code does return a field.

What we are expecting is this, which we get when adding the Part # through the GUI.

What we are getting is this, which is what we get when adding the Part # through the command line.

Here is the database result too. It seems that the GUI populates the [Orchard_Framework_ContentItemVersionRecord] table whereas the command line populates the [Orchard_Projections_StringFieldIndexRecord] table.
May 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Hi there,

Has there been any success in populating a ContentField through the DefaultOrchardCommandHandler?