I got a little problem: I would like to create a form, which content is saved into 2 databases.

Field1 -> #__table_1
Field2 -> #__table_2

I'm doing this by extending the save-method in my model, which works fine.

But: In my JTable::store-method I'm checking the inputs of the user and sometimes I modify other fields according to the value of a specific field. Because not all values are stored in $this (because the fields do not exist in #__table_1) I have to work with $jinput to get these values.

Well - now I got a problem: I would like to create items by CLI doing this:

$data['id'] = NULL;
$data['field1'] = JFactory::getDate();;
$data['field2'] = $json;                        

// Lets store it!   
$row = JTable::getInstance('Ticket','BestiaTable');
$store = $row->store(); 

if($store == true)  return $row->id;

else return false;

This does not work because during bind() the values that do not exist in #__table_1 are not available for store-process.

How can I change that? How can I push field2's value to the store-method?

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I'm not sure if I'm understanding the question or not, but here's an example of code that I routinely use from the CLI using the model for saving/creating articles in #__content, hopefully it will help.

$basePath = JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR.'/components/com_content';
$model = new ContentModelArticle(array('table_path' => $basePath . '/tables'));
$article_id=0;    // 0 will add new article
$data = array(
    'id'    => $article_id,
    'catid' => $myCatId,
    'title' => 'My title',
    'alias' => 'My alias',
    .  // other fields
    return false;   // Save failed

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