on a complete other note, is it possible to make an SQL Join, where the joined table name is stored in a column in the first table
It's possible, but probably quite messy
You might even need to do it with a MySQL function
To be honest, it's not something I've ever had to do... sounds like a bit of an anti-pattern
i rarely have a case were I cant use the ORM
That sounds like... you don't want to use relations, but want to use relations??
I'm confused as to why you would want to use that kind of pattern. But then again, it is 2.20AM here, so I should be in bed instead of be confused 😄
I've update a recent 4.2.x project to 4.3 and now searching betterbuttons - is it in 4.3 at all? Is it a GF-component or is a config option needed?
I dont think its in 4.3
yeah looks like it hasn't made it into a release even tough it was merged quiet some time ago. https://github.com/silverstripe/silverstripe-admin/pull/744