Bug #86876

TCA columnsOverrides ignores default value

Added by Roman B├╝chler 9 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Defining a differnet default value for a field in the 'types' array doesn't work.

For example it would be useful to set the default frame for a content element of type gridelement_pi1 to none. To do so the TCA might be overriden as following:

File: ext/myplugin/Configuration/TCA/Overrides/gridelements.php
File content:

$columnsOverrides = [];
$columnsOverrides['frame_class']['config'] = [
    'default' => 'none',
$GLOBALS['TCA']['tt_content']['types']['gridelements_pi1'] = array_merge(
    ['columnsOverrides' => $columnsOverrides]

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #76661: Suggest Wizard ajax response ignores columnsOverrides Under Review 2016-06-16


#1 Updated by Michael Stucki 9 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Wrong project!

#2 Updated by Michael Stucki 9 months ago

  • Project changed from forge.typo3.org to TYPO3 Core
  • Status changed from Closed to New
  • TYPO3 Version set to 9

#3 Updated by Thomas Goetz 8 months ago

  • Subject changed from TCA columnsOverrides default to TCA columnsOverrides ignores default value
  • PHP Version set to 7.2

I have the same problem. I've defined the field `author` in tt_content table:

        'author' => [
            'config' => [
                'type' => 'input',
                'size' => 30,
            'exclude' => '1',
            'label' => 'Autor',

I added this field to my own CE 'myext_quotation'.
When I add 'default' => 'Test' into the `addTCAcolumns`, it is perfectly working with my CE.

But now I override the filed for my CE `myext_quotation` like this:

$GLOBALS['TCA']['tt_content']['types']['myext_quotation'] = [
    'columnsOverrides' => [
        'author' => [
            'config' => [
                'type' => 'input',
                'default' => 'Hallo',

When I now add a new element of this Type, the field has the value of the 'addTCAcolumns' block.
If i leave the default value initially empty and then override the filed it gets ignored.

#4 Updated by Daniel Siepmann 5 months ago

  • Related to Bug #76661: Suggest Wizard ajax response ignores columnsOverrides added

#5 Updated by Daniel Siepmann 5 months ago

Same Issue for suggest wizard: #76661
There is already a patch attached. This should be the same in this case. There is a small piece of code missing, which merges the arrays.

I guess someone only has to find the accordingly place, we then could refactor the patch to provide a new method to merge the columnsOverrides and use this new method.

For Content Element Wizard, the default Value can already be added. See: https://docs.typo3.org/typo3cms/TSconfigReference/PageTsconfig/Mod.html#newcontentelement-wizarditems it's mod.wizards.newContentElement.wizardItems.[group].elements.[name].tt_content_defValues.

I'm not sure when default from TCA is applied, is it also applied if one changes the CType? Or is a field unchanged in that case? If so, it doesn't make sense to use default for tt_content depending on type I guess.

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