Monthly Archives: April 2016

Typo3 – Easy upgrade of pibase extension to TYPO3 6.2 or 7.6

After upgrading a Typo3 4.5 Installation to Version 6.2 your old pibase extension may still running. Hmm .. at least mostly 🙂
You just need to remove some requice_once statements and modify the ext_table.php to use the \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\ExtensionManagementUtility class. Most of the other stuff is still there.
Once when you try to upgrade to version 7.6 you are in need to modify a bit more. But don’t worry. After all it isn’t that complicated. And by the way … you don’t need to wait until you upgrade. These changes are running very well even in an 6.2 installation.
So here is a small list of needed action to upgrade from 4.5 via 6.2 to 7.6 🙂
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Typo3: Backend Search

After you upgraded from a Typo3 Version 4.5 LTS to Version 6.2 or higher you may wounder why the backend search is not working anymore as expected. Even in the list mode the result of extension records can be empty.
If it’s your own extension you can fix it very easy. Since Version 4.6 the search behavior was changed (see
To re-enable the search function of your own extension records to have to add this line to your ext_table.php:

$TCA['name_of_table']['ctrl']['searchFields'] = 'col1, col2, col3';

Just include all columns which make sense. Clear the system cache and it’s done. Of course you need to do this for every table which you wanted to be searched 🙂