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Accessing DataObject fields in front-end form




26 October 2012 at 11:09pm Community Member, 6 Posts

Hi guys :)

I question I've poured over the forums to try and find a resolution but I'm still stuck :/

I'm running the DataObjectAsPage module for products on a website and I'm trying to integrate enquiry forms that are specific to each product.
In order to do this, I need to pull through data fields from the product as hidden fields within the form. However...

As this requires a <% control Item %> loop I have the usual conflict between Model and Controller and I'm looping between the two below:

a) If I place the form functions in the Item.php DataObject, the form will display with the necessary hidden fields - but the form processing functions do not work. Even if these functions are stored within the DataObject or the DataObjectListingPage.

b) If I place the form functions in the DataObjectListingPage, then the form will process as required but the Controller cannot access the DataObject data to populate the hidden fields. I have tried using various <% if %>, <% if Top.* %> and <% control %> statements but to no avail....

I'm guessing I need to create a custom controller for the DataObject??
Will this work and if so, does anyone know the best way of completing it??

Thanks in anticipation