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Help with pagination in DataObject


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4 November 2011 at 12:08am Community Member, 30 Posts

Hi all,

I'm pretty new to Silverstripe and PHP in general, so I'm learning by tutorials. In the well known website I found a very useful tutorial called 'DataObject as pages' ([url][/url]). The tutorial is great, it shows how to create a list of staff members without using pages and using the DataObjectManager in the CMS.

I used the tutorial to implement a list of events, but now I'm stuck finding a way to paginate the list! Anyone could help me please?
here's my controller:

class GigPage_Controller extends Page_Controller
//Allow our 'show' function as a URL action
static $allowed_actions = array('show');

//Get the current gig detail from the URL, if any
public function getGigDetail()
$Params = $this->getURLParams();

if(is_numeric($Params['ID']) && $GigDetail = DataObject::get_by_id('GigDetail', (int)$Params['ID']))
return $GigDetail;

//Displays the gig detail detail page, using template
function show()
if($GigDetail = $this->getGigDetail())
$Data = array(
'GigDetail' => $GigDetail

//return our $Data array to use on the page
return $this->Customise($Data);
//Gig not found
return $this->httpError(404, 'Sorry that member of staff could not be found');

//Return our custom breadcrumbs
public function Breadcrumbs() {

//Get the default breadcrumbs
$Breadcrumbs = parent::Breadcrumbs();

if($GigDetail = $this->getGigDetail())
//Explode them into their individual parts
$Parts = explode(SiteTree::$breadcrumbs_delimiter, $Breadcrumbs);

//Count the parts
$NumOfParts = count($Parts);

//Change the last item to a link instead of just text
$Parts[$NumOfParts-1] = ('<a href="' . $this->Link() . '">' . $Parts[$NumOfParts-1] . '</a>');

//Add our extra piece on the end
$Parts[$NumOfParts] = $GigDetail->Place .' - '. $GigDetail->Date;

//Return the imploded array
$Breadcrumbs = implode(SiteTree::$breadcrumbs_delimiter, $Parts);

return $Breadcrumbs;


here's my template:

<div class="typography">
<% if GigDetails %>
<div id="gig-list">
<% control GigDetails %>
<div class="gig">
<p>$Date.Nice - on stage at $Time</p>
<p>Address: $Address</p>
<p><a href="$Link">see map &raquo;</a></p>
<% end_control %>
<% end_if %>

Thanks in advance!



4 November 2011 at 6:25pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Some pagination reference is available on