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Extending List Item with extra field (version 3.6)

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  1. Marc Potters
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    27 Jul 2009
    29 Jul 2009
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    Goal:
    We want to extend a basic list-item with 1 (or more) fields. For instance, adding an Item Helptext.
    Also this field must be editble by the admin.

    Is there a way of extending a List item with extra fields We are working on version 3.6.(1936.2) ?
    I know how to add metatags to an Image Library and get it to work (thanks to the admins over here .. ;) ...), but I don't see anything similag for a List Item.

    If this is not possible, whats the recomended alternative to achieve this goal ? Extending Generic Content, Creating a new module, or ..... ?

    With Kind Regards,

    Marc Potters
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    29 Jul 2009
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    Hi Marc Potters,

    Lists module is not a Generic Content based module which means that you cannot use metakeys. My suggestion is using GenericContent module, or create a custom module that inherits from Generic Content. There you can remove some controls and metakleys or just add required fields. If you want to use Lists, you should also create a custom module, but you need to persists the values of the newly added fields(Item Helptext.) with nolics.

    Greetings,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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