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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Page with individual objects


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17 July 2010 at 9:27am Community Member, 11 Posts

Hi all,

I know this has probably been asked a million times but I can't seem to find the answer. I have a NotulenPage type ( which shows all Notulen-objects that I have attached to that page with the DOM module. When you click on an item you go to This should call the item-function in the NotulenPage controller. The output should be the data of that individual object. This doesn't work, the wrong template is used.

My code is like this:

class NotulenPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

   function item() {

      //haal URLSegment van de notulen uit url
      $URLSegment = Convert::raw2sql(Director::urlParam("ID"));

      //haal notulen op met URLSegment
      $notulen = DataObject::get_one("Notulen", "URLSegment = '{$URLSegment}'");

      if ($notulen) {
         //zet the data in een array
         $data = array(
                  "Notulen" => $notulen

         //voeg de data toe aan de template
         //render met template of
         return $this->customise($data)->renderWith(array('Notulen_item','Notulen','Page'));

      } else {


Everything works (the function is called etc) but the wrong template is loaded. It should be /themes/myTheme/templates/Layout/, but it is /themes/myTheme/templates/Layout/

Can anyone tell what I'm doing wrong?




17 July 2010 at 9:53am Community Member, 243 Posts

Well, if all the code you have put there is the same code you are using, the problem is that your render with template array is referring to 'Notulen_item' where as your template name is NotulenPage_item.

Try swapping that.

Also, a little tip. For a better and more seamless 404 error:

return $this->httpError(404);

Rather than redirecting to the 404 page by URL


18 July 2010 at 2:34am Community Member, 11 Posts

Thanks for the reply Pigeon, but I still can't get it to work. With the code in my first post I got a page rendered with the template. Apparently this was the first template in the array it could find. Now I've tried a lot of different names for the other templates but they still don't show up.

My code is like this:

return $this->customise($data)->renderWith(array('NotulenPage_item', 'NotulenPage', 'Page'));

This way the page is rendered with the template, which is almost good, I need it to be rendered with the template. How do I accomplish this?


18 July 2010 at 12:55pm Community Member, 243 Posts

If the notulenpage_item template is in the same place as the notulenpage template then your code should work. Have you tried flushing?


18 July 2010 at 1:52pm 4085 Posts

That doesn't look right to me. You've got too many templates in your renderWith function. You're way over thinking this. All you need is

return array(
"Notulen" => $notulen

The template will automatically be rendered because the action is named "item()".


18 July 2010 at 10:37pm Community Member, 11 Posts

Thanks UncleCheese!

Thought it had to be something like this, I've got it working now. There was another problem which caused a blank page. Instead of

<% control Notulen %>
<% end_control%>

I wrote

<% control $Notulen %>
<% end_control %>

This lead to a blank page without any error message. In my apache2/error.log the following error appeared "PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /home/barry/public_html/catena/silverstripe-cache/ on line 19
", which isn't very helpfull either.

Anyway, thanks for all the help, finally I can get on with the rest of the site :-)