Category Archives: CakePHP

Field type tinyint(1) would not save values other than 0 and 1 in CakePHP

Just a quick note. I had a “is_active” field in my users table which i had been using to store boolean 0 and 1 values. Later, i mean today, i decided to save a new value -1 to this field but when i did try, it would’t save -1 and would always save it as 1. After looking at a few blog posts around the web i found that in CakePHP every time you try to save a value other that 0 or 1 into a tinyint(1) field it would save it as 1 (as according to Nate, Continue reading

Security component black hole, form submit dies on a blank page with no error

The problem started when i used Auth component in my current CakePHP project. Everything seemed working fine until i created an html form, submitted it and tried to retrieve this form’s data in controller action. I tried to print $this->data in controller action but it showed nothing and ended on a blank white page (which is called “blackHole” in Security component’s language). Continue reading

Fix to jQuery plugin does not work on ajax loaded content

I had been loading table records through ajax pagination using jquery. Some of the urls/links (View Details, Edit and Delete) in loaded content had been using thickbox to handle respective requests. Although, if i did’t use the ajax to load records these links would work fine and thickbox would open. But once i introduced ajax they suddenly stopped working. Continue reading

Cakephp pagination and custom named arguments handling

Let’s have a look at the scenario first.

I have a “contacts” controller, a “display” action in it(controller) and a view “display.ctp” to show results. As normal my “display” action lists all the contacts by calling $this->set(‘contacts’, $this->paginate(‘Contact’)) inside the controller action “display”. The view works normal. Continue reading