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In one of my Plugin's CP templates I am using a element select field to grab elements from a custom element type. This field saves an array of element ids to a specific record's attribute called "location". How do you return an element criteria model instead of the array of ids when the model attribute is called via twig?

// Model
protected function defineAttributes()
{
    return array_merge(parent::defineAttributes(), array(
        'location'          => Attributetype::Mixed,
        'specificLocation'  => AttributeType::String,
        'registration'      => AttributeType::Mixed,
    ));
}

// Front end template
{{ craft.pluginname.variable.location }}
  • What do you mean by "plugin's fields"? Are you referring to the plugin's settings? Or a custom fieldtype? – Mats Mikkel Rummelhoff Aug 15 '16 at 16:48
  • @MatsMikkelRummelhoff it is field associated with the plugin's custom attributes not associate with settings or a custom field type. – aran Aug 15 '16 at 17:59
  • Sorry, I might be dense but I'm not following - there's no such thing as "plugin attributes". It might help if you shared some code. – Mats Mikkel Rummelhoff Aug 15 '16 at 18:07
  • I have updated my question. – aran Aug 15 '16 at 18:34
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If I'm following you correctly, seems like you could override your Model's getAttribute method to do something like this completely untested code:

public function getAttribute($name, $flattenValue = false)
{
    if ($name == 'location' && $flattenValue != false)
    {
        $criteria = craft()->elements->getCriteria('MyPlugin_MyElementType');
        $criteria->location = parent::getAttribute($name, $flattenValue);
        return $criteria;
    }

    return parent::getAttribute($name, $flattenValue);
}

If I'm not following you correctly, then that was pointless.

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  • The code is now tested and works. Thank you. – aran Aug 15 '16 at 21:02
  • Awesome... lucky guess! – Brad Bell Aug 15 '16 at 21:02

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