[TYPO3-english] Accessrights for pages / Many FE Groups

Ansgar Brauner ansgarb at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 15:26:29 CEST 2009

alex widschwendter schrieb:
> hi ansgar,
>> i have several problems with a large amount of FE_Groups. As already
>> asked in many Newsgroups at a clean installation of TYPO3 the number of
>> Groups which can be assigned to a Page, or the number of subgroups is
>> limited to 20.
>> This can be reassigned by: pages.columns.fe_group.config.maxitems in the
>> TCA.
>> BUT: This seems to be only a workaround because the fe_group IDs are
>> stored in the pages table in the field fe_group, which is a VARCHAR(100)
>> field. So if you have entered so many groups that
>> "the sum of all digits of the group-ids is greater than 100"
>> chars another error message appears and no changes are saved.
>> Now there is the possibility to use subgroups and
>> subgroups-of-subgroups. But this should be no answer. It seems not very
>> clever to store such IDs in this way in the Database. Wouldn't it be
>> better to store such information in a mm-relation.
>> So now my questions:
>> Do you think this could be a bug?
> nope this is no bug, rather a misconception from the begining. as it is
> not trivial task to change the commaseperate list into a mm-realation
> (think of all extension relieying on that datastructur) it has not been
> refactored till today.
> but you could solve your problem easily. just alter the db field
> fe_groups to a field length fitting your needs. best practice to do
> this, is doing it with an extension. set the tca modification
> (pages.columns.fe_group.config.maxitems)in ext_tables.php and db in
> ext_tables.sql. so you are future proof and update save.
> hth alex

Ok, i see. Its a historical problem. But extending my DB Fields would
solve the Problem only for a "few" more groups. Its no final solution.
It will work now and i hope that the new TYPO3ver5 will use a better
mechanism to store Accessrights.

Thanks for your tipps



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