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_GET variables and basic actions


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18 October 2007 at 12:49am Forum Moderator, 213 Posts

Hi Folk

I would like to present my user with a list of items and the option to delete one of them. I can make the list with <a href="myurl/?delete=ID">delete this one</a>. However, how do I setup a function that recognises the get variable so that the item can be deleted.

After that, should I do something like Director::loadSelf()?

What is best practice for dealing with Get variables (as described above)?

Also, is there some built-in Ajax functionality that I could use? OPTIONAL EXTRA :-)

Thanks a million



18 October 2007 at 8:48am Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

there are formfields which provide a UI for listing/deleting subclasses of DataObject or Page (with ajax-goodness, pagination, ...):

> What is best practice for dealing with Get variables (as described above)?
Controller→requestParams - please make sure you properly escape GET/POST (

alternatively, you can use "urlParams" for this: Director::urlParams(), Controller→urlParams
by default, each url is built like this: controller/action/ID/OtherID
(where each of the parts is an associative index in the urlParams-array)


20 October 2007 at 1:20pm Forum Moderator, 213 Posts

Thanks Ingo!