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Community Member, 4 Posts

21 November 2012 at 3:12pm

Yes, it's time! Check out the community blog. Enjoy! And be sure to post any questions or comments.


Community Member, 201 Posts

21 November 2012 at 9:12pm

Wow whooooo :o)

Thanks for this one thing i will be asking for when i et a better grip on it is the ability to check a document out like a status maybe of a document for when people are making changes.

Any who i shall be downloading and playing today with a bit of luck.

again many thanks for this.



Community Member, 10 Posts

22 November 2012 at 9:59am

Nice idea to add a "check-out lock" for documents. That isn't something that we would want to put into the core of the DMS system, but it is definitely something that would work as a plug-in. Are you up for creating this functionality?

The way to do it would be to use the SilverStripe extension mechanism:

You could create an extension that adds new $db fields with a variable for "document locked" and maybe a reference to the "Member ID" who holds the lock. Then you would create a method in your extensions like this:
public function updateCMSFields(FieldList $fields) {}

A method that overrides the CMS rendering and removes the "replace document" button if the lock is active. Perhaps replacing the button with a message like "User Mick has locked this document".


Community Member, 201 Posts

22 November 2012 at 9:55pm


Agreed this wouldn't be core, I will have a play at seeing what I can come up with over the next week or so.




Community Member, 21 Posts

25 August 2015 at 2:52pm

@cumquat, did you ever get around to building this extension? I'd be keen to check it out if you did :)

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