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DataObjectManager Module /

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

9 January 2010 at 4:51am

I'll take a look at it.. I'm wondering, however, why you wouldn't just use a CheckboxSetField or MultiSelectField to create that relationship. If products are already managed in ModelAdmin, why create multiple workflows for creating them? The DOM seems like overkill in this case.


Community Member, 31 Posts

9 January 2010 at 4:59am

Edited: 09/01/2010 5:05am

Thanks for the tip about MultiSelectField.

I wanted to pick a solution that makes it easy to select a few dataobjects out of hundreds.


Community Member, 202 Posts

11 January 2010 at 5:28am

Edited: 11/01/2010 5:29am

SimpleHTMLEditorfield: produces something like this:


- <br> should be <br /> if I am using some form of xhtml. I could not find a switch to change this behavior.
- for some reason br is encapsulated by div, this makes the code less clean
- Sometimes text does and sometimes text does not get encapsulated by div(s). I think it would be better to encapsulate it in p, and make this standard behavior (so you know what to expect in the output).

I consider this a bug, but people might disagree of course :-)

I have now switched to SimpleTinyMCEField because it did not have any of these issues.


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

11 January 2010 at 7:14am

Yeah, SimpleTinyMCE is the way to go. Those other two tools are fairly immature.

Andrew Houle

Community Member, 134 Posts

15 January 2010 at 10:42am

I have a nested FiledDataObject manager. Everything behaves ok, but the name under the file pulls the ID and not the caption that I want. This is my code:

new FileDataObjectManager(


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

15 January 2010 at 2:32pm

Use setGridLabelField($fieldName);

Andrew Houle

Community Member, 134 Posts

16 January 2010 at 3:07am



Community Member, 902 Posts

17 January 2010 at 6:54am

Hey UncleCheese
While working with the DOM we found a bug with modifying permissions on a DOM instance.
The culprit is the removePermission method where it's impossible to remove the "add" permission. The root of the problem is that you're not checking the array key with strict typing, so that array key 0 equals false!

Here you'll find a patch that fixes the issue:

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