In a plugin I am returning entries from a section. Can I combine a returned entry from that section with data from a custom table into one model for output?

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Just have your plugin supply a custom MyPluginEntryModel that extends Craft's EntryModel and merges in any custom attribute definitions from your custom table.

class MyPluginEntryModel extends EntryModel

    protected function defineAttributes()
        return array_merge(parent::defineAttributes(), array(
            'customAttribute1' => AttributeType::Number,
            'customAttribute2' => AttributeType::String,

  • Then how do I populate the model with both the entry and custom data?
    – a-am
    Jan 9, 2015 at 4:03
  • I think this should work? $outputModel = MyPluginEntryModel::populateModel($entry,$tablerecord);
    – a-am
    Jan 9, 2015 at 4:13
  • That doesn't seem to work. My goal would be to return a model instead of an array of models.
    – a-am
    Jan 9, 2015 at 4:54
  • You'll need to post the code you're using in the original question. Can't tell what's going on otherwise.
    – Brad Bell
    Jan 9, 2015 at 5:42
  • I got that to work just now. How do I return a model to the front end instead of an array of models?
    – a-am
    Jan 9, 2015 at 5:50

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