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[SOLVED ]Routing example for YAML Config / DataObject needed

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Optic Blaze

Community Member, 175 Posts

5 October 2013 at 9:49am

Hi there,

I've been reading through the docs regarding routing and i am a bit confused.
I currently have the following:


class Customer_Controller extends Controller {

public static $allowed_actions = array ();

public function init() {
return $this->renderWith('Customer');

//Set up URL handler
private static $url_handlers = array(


# i want to be able to render the template if the user types the following url..... mysite/customer/
# i am trying to avoid hooking onto the Page Class because there will be alot of data and i dont want to involve SiteTree
# as far as i can see from the docs i am supposed to be able to do this either via the YAML config file or $url_handlers

I am not sure how to configure the YAML file to do this.



Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

6 October 2013 at 5:42pm

Edited: 06/10/2013 5:42pm

In your routes.yml you need to define the rule you current have as a url_handler. The configuration defined in url_handler is used *once* the controller has matched.

Name: myroutes
After: framework/routes#coreroutes
'customer//$Action/$ID/$Name': 'Customer_Controller'

(Note forum strips whitespace, you'll need to 2 space each for lines)

You can remove the url_handler for your class (as it's not doing anything special in your instance)

Optic Blaze

Community Member, 175 Posts

8 October 2013 at 11:51am

Thanks...this worked well