[TYPO3-core] Another issue with multiple category selectors

François Suter fsu-lists at cobweb.ch
Thu Oct 3 22:42:11 CEST 2013

Hi all,

I just came across another issue related to the recent new feature of 
being able to add several category selectors to the same table. The 
default name for such a category selector is "categories". Now if you 
add another such field and name it like "tx_myextension_categories", it 
will override "categories" because of the way 

If the addition of "categories" comes after the addition of 
"tx_myextension_categories" (which is the case - for example - for the 
"pages" table, because the default categorization (set in 
[SYS][defaultCategorizedTables]) comes after calls to 
\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\ExtensionManagementUtility::makeCategorizable()), then 
"categories" will be matched inside "tx_myextension_categories" and 
addToAllTCAtypes() will assume that the field already exists.

The really good solution would be to improve addToAllTCAtypes() so that 
it's more clever, but it would also certainly require more processing. 
The middle way could be to say that the default category selector is 
called "default_categories" (or some such) which would IMO strongly 
lower the chances of overriding it with another field name.

What do you think?



Francois Suter

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