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Customising the CMS

getCMSActions not working


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19 July 2010 at 7:15pm Community Member, 48 Posts


I followed advices and how to's here about adding buttons and functions inside the cms. What i want to do is basically copy values from a set of dataojbects and create a new set of data objects using those values, as a duplication.
So i used getCMSactions. I set up in my page type a function like this

function getCMSActions(){

$actions = parent::getCMSActions();
$Action = new FormAction("doAction", "Import values");

return $actions;

Then I created a CMSActionDecorator.

class CMSActionDecorator extends LeftAndMainDecorator {

function doAction(){
      $id = (int)$_REQUEST['ID'];
      $thisPage = DataObject::get_one('MyPage', 'ID ='. $id);
      $group = DataObject::get_one('MyPageGroup', 'ID =' . $thisPage->ParentID);
      $generalvaluespage= DataObject::get_one('GeneralValuesPage', 'Name = ' .$group->Title);
      $dataObjectToBeDuplicated = DataObject::get('DataObjectToBeDuplicated' , "CategoryID =". $generalvaluespage->ID);
      foreach($dataObjectToBeDuplicated as $do){
         $newDataObject = new MyDataObject;
         $newDataObject->Value1 = $do->Value1;
         $newDataObject->Value2 = $do->Value2;
FormResponse::status_message(sprintf('All good!'),'good');
return FormResponse::respond();

Then I added the extension line on _config as usual: Object::add_extension('CMSMain', 'CMSActionDecorator');
THis is not working. An error messagge inside the CMS says "SERVER ERROR". If i erase eveything except the request lines, it seems to be workin (no error messages, just the All Good green one). Anyone has clues?
I used this tutorial


19 July 2010 at 9:04pm Community Member, 48 Posts

I've discovered a couple of mistakes. Still not working. The wrong part is actually the part in which I try to access the dataobjects, the dataobject ceration itself works. I can avoid the first Get, since having the ID of the page I can even have in the same way the ParentID. so:

function doAction(){
      $id = (int)$_REQUEST['ID'];
      $parentid = (int)$_REQUEST['ParentID'];

What is not working is the DataObject::get or get_one part that acts on the pages (I know because i've made lots of tests). The get or get one is working only if no where conditions are inserted? why??