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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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DOM on the frontend


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theoldlr

17 September 2010 at 2:47am Community Member, 103 Posts

I have seen a few threads on the forum about this topic, but the best suggestion I found for displaying data objects on the front end was to follow this: http://www.ssbits.com/using-silverstripe-url-parameters-to-display-dataobjects-on-a-page/
However, this does not work with 2.4.

Has there been any progress implementing DOM on the frontend? For my purposes, I don't need (or want) the ability to add new data objects from the front end, but I like that the table can be sorted by column at the users will, it can be searched, and that it displays nicely in a popup when an object is clicked.

Thanks!

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theoldlr

18 September 2010 at 1:55am (Last edited: 18 September 2010 2:07am), Community Member, 103 Posts

Instead of a DOM-like dynamic table, I have just setup my template to display each data object in a regular table (one per row). What I would like to do now is open a popup to display the full details for the data object when the row is clicked. Can I somehow make use of some inbuilt DOM features to accomplish this, or will I have to start from scratch? Either way, I'd appreciate some suggestions for the best way approach this (advice/tutorials/forumthreads etc?)... I don't have a lot of experience with dynamic web content.

Thanks!

Edit: think I understand well enough how to get the right content for the right data object. Im more concerned about how to get the popup working.

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sergieboy

10 December 2011 at 6:13pm Community Member, 33 Posts

I'm looking for same functionality. Forms in CMS and in front for filling in some info OK.
But what I want in front is the information edited in tabular form (OK) bu I also want that visitor can click with mouse
on certain row => rowID is identified to be able to use the SS form mechanism => row data shows in a popup for edit and then save back => updated information shows immediately in tabular data in frontend.

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hammuh

20 December 2011 at 12:48am Community Member, 15 Posts

Hi,

You can use the DOM in frontend by calling the following method:

public function showFrontEndDOM() {
$tableField = new DataObjectManager(
   $controller = $this,
   $name = 'ObjectName',
   $sourceClass = 'ObjectName',
   $fieldList = array(
      'ObjectVar' => 'TitleInDOM',
      'ObjectVar' => 'TitleInDOM'
   ),
   $callThisFunctionForPopupFields = 'getPopupFields',// function in Object
   $sourceFilter = '',
   $sort = ''
);
$tableField->setParentClass(false);

$fields = new FieldSet(
   new HiddenField('ID', ''),
   $tableField
);   

$actions = new FieldSet();
      
return new Form($this, 'showFrontEndDOM', $fields,$actions);   
}

With tableField->setPermissions(); whitin the method you can set the allowed actions like add, remove, delete and show.

I hope this will helps.

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CHD

31 March 2012 at 12:26am Community Member, 218 Posts

Hmmmm I have it almost working. Well I can add objects via the frontend DOM now, but I cant figure out the relationships.

here's my code:

   function RatesForm(){
   $Apartment = $this->getApartment();   
   $Manager = new DataObjectManager(
      $this->dataRecord,
      'Rates',
      'Rates',
      array('dateStart' => 'dateStart'),
      'getCMSFields_forPopup',
      'ApartmentID = ' . $Apartment->ID
      );

   $Manager->setPermissions(array("show","edit", "add"));   
   $fields = new FieldSet(
$Manager
);   
   if($Apartment)   {
   $fields->push(new HiddenField('ID','ID',$Apartment->ID));
   }
   
   return new Form($this->dataRecord, 'RatesForm', $fields, new FieldSet());
}          

So that lists all the rates related to this apartment fine, but I can't edit them, clicking them throws up this error: [Notice] Trying to get property of non-object which is because I have the filter in there based on a $this request for apartment. as soon as you click the dataObject the URL changes and as a result there's no apartment to get an ID from.
As you can see I've put the Apartment ID into the form with a hidden field, but I can't figure out how to pass that to the DOM pop up.... if I take out the filter I can add/edit rates fine, but I need to make sure the user only see's the rates related to this apartment. I hope that makes sense!

can anybody shed any light on this?

P.S - my pop up still doesn't work either, it just opens a new page with the form fields, but I assume that can be fixed later, the pop up doesn't matter to the actual functionality, right?