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ManyManyDataObjectManager in ModelAdmin breaks save action

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Community Member, 5 Posts

11 May 2009 at 9:59pm

Has anyone gotten the ManyManyDataObjectManager to work properly in ModelAdmin?

Currently, when I replace the default many-many relationship field with the ManyManyDataObjectManager, it stops me from being able to save changes on other fields/tabs.

i.e. if I make a change to any other field, I can't save the change(s) until I make a change on the MMDOM.

I'm using SS version 2.3.1 and DataObjectManager r137.

Some sample code:

class Company extends DataObject  {

	static $db = array(
		'Name' => 'Varchar(200)'

	static $many_many = array(
		'BusinessTypes' => 'BusinessType'

	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab( 'Root.BusinessTypes', 'BusinessTypes' );
		$fields->addFieldToTab( 'Root.BusinessTypes', new ManyManyDataObjectManager(
			array( 'Name' => 'Business Type' )
		return $fields;


To make it a bit more confusing - saving seems to work fine is you strip out the default TabSet.
You can do this by calling

$fields->changeFieldOrder( array( 'Name', 'BusinessTypes' ) )
inside getCMSFields().


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

12 May 2009 at 2:34am

I know next to nothing about ModelAdmin, but I'm very interested in the concept. I'd be interested in any input you guys have on getting DOM ModelAdmin compliant.

This sounds like a javascript error. Is DOM fighting with the Tabset, perhaps? Can you check Firebug?


Community Member, 5 Posts

12 May 2009 at 9:13pm

Hi UncleCheese,

Firebug saved the day!

It was complaining that some function in jqeury (ui.core line 136) was failing. Tracked it back to a calls made in /cms/javascript/ModelAdmin.js line ~24. Just put the calls in a try-catch and everything seems to be working again.

So in other words, my /cms/javascript/ModelAdmin.js now looks like this:

// Line ~21

 * Attach tabs plugin to the set of search filter and edit forms

$('ul.tabstrip').livequery(function() {	
			// This show handler is necessary to get tabs working properly with the crappy old layout_helpers.js layout 
			// manager 
			show : function() { 
				if(window.onresize) window.onresize(); 
		// do nothing?

Hope that helps somebody :)