Custom Content Type Manager
[resolved] Creating and storing a Calculated Value (3 posts)

  1. Dirty Bill
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the need for a calculated field and a way (place) to hook it so that it is calculated and stored when a news custom type record is created. I've been going through the documentation, but I'm not completely certain what would be the best way to do it within the system.

    Specifically: I'm creating a database of several hundred locations - I need a (geocode) latitude and longitude for each. Requesting them each time I use them isn't reasonable, so I'd like to call a lookup of the geocode from an address in the record and store it. Ideally this would happen as the input form gets validated.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thx -DB.


  2. fireproofsocks
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did add some dynamic PHP functionality to CCTM hidden fields: you can add code there that executes when a record is created or updated. If you want that field to be visible, you can update its template and change it to use a standard text field (see https://code.google.com/p/wordpress-custom-content-type-manager/wiki/CustomizingManagerHTML)

    Hope that helps.

  3. fireproofsocks
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The latest dev version includes more functionality here with the hidden fields. I may add that special PHP calculation stuff to the normal fields (text, relations, etc.)

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