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[Resolved] Repeating fields should not be used in child posts

This topic contains 27 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  harrisonD 10 months, 3 weeks ago. The support staff assigned to this topic is Caridad.

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#65237

"Repeating fields should not be used in child posts. Types will update all field values."

I get the above error when I edit a custom post type that is also a parent. In the bottom of the screen, I see the "Fields table" with the warning above.
Child posts of this parent have repeating fields. Why Types says I can't do that (even though I already did)?

I hesitated to click the Update button, I thought Types might delete some data? I never saw this error prior to Types 1.2

#65601

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

Please let me see an image of this error, attach it.

#65654

Here you go.

The fields "job-responsibilities" "job-requirements" "job-benefits" are repeating fields attached to the post type "job-post". Each "job-post" is a child of the post type "employer"

#66156

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

Its not possible to use repeating fields in the fields metabox, only when adding / editing child posts from the menu.

#68600

Ok, that's understandable.

But I'm only editing the parent's fields from that screen-- I almost never touch the "Fields table" section. I don't want that error message nagging me like that, it scares my clients.

#68896

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

This error appears when you click in "Save All Job Posts"?

#68944

No, it does not appear after I click something, it is just there by default-- even before I touch anything. And it will not go away no mater what.

#69477

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

I’ll send you a private email right now asking you for some private information that will help me debug this issue for you. Please check your email in a couple of minutes, and if you don’t get it, let me know so I can send it again.
Thanks.

#70100

Adriano,

I've sent you the details in your email.

#70524

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

I received it and I'm checking it now.

#72158

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

It's sounds like a bug. Please, can you reproduce this issue in a Discover site? There we can debug a little more.

You are welcome to set a test site using our http://discover-wp.com system. You can set a test site there in few minutes, reproduce the problems and share with us the access details so we will be able to review it.

Here is a description for why and how to do this:
http://wp-types.com/faq/how-and-why-to-create-a-test-site-in-discover-wp/

#75197

Adriano,

Thanks for checking this out but I really don't have the luxury of pursuing the debug of this in a test site... etc. I'm afraid I'm short on time.
You've seen the error already, and you've been inside the backend, weren't you able to figure out the cause of this?

#76027

Adriano
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

You need to check all child fields (Post Title, job-type, application-deadline...), none of these can be repetitive fields (Allow multiple-instances of this field). Maybe it was not displayed in child form earlier.

#76062

Adriano,

I'm not quite sure what you need me to do now. I've already mentioned that fields "job-responsibilities" "job-requirements" "job-benefits" are repeating fields. They are so because I NEED them to be so. This does not help now, I'm still seeing that nag error. It's scaring my clients. I just need to turn the error message off!

#76415

Caridad
Forum moderator

Dear Hassan,

If you go to your parent custom post type and click the 'edit fields' link you should be able to remove the repeating fields from that view. Then the warning should go away. Can you try this?

Please let me know if you are satisfied with my answer and if I can help you with any other questions you might have.

Regards,
Caridad

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