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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Allow Comments in DataObjectManager

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10 June 2009 at 11:44pm Community Member, 16 Posts

How can I allow to post comments in dataobjectmanager entries? Is it possible?

I've looking for info about this theme and I didn't find anything.



11 June 2009 at 1:24am 4085 Posts

Hmm.. Well, DataObjectManager isn't a theme, it's a form field for the CMS. If you want comments on your dataobjects, just add a has_many PageComments relationship and you can handle all the logic and form handling on the front end.


11 June 2009 at 3:01am Community Member, 16 Posts

Thanks so much, UncleCheese!


11 June 2009 at 11:24pm Community Member, 16 Posts

Hi again,

i'm trying it but I've a doubt. How do I relate PageComment with my dataobject table (e.g. 'testimonial')?

I've seen pagecomment is related to sitetree pages through "ParentID" field. So I've added a new field to pagecomment table: "testimonialID". Is it correct? Now I have to rewrite comment functions for my dataobject?


12 June 2009 at 3:52am 4085 Posts

It's more complicated than that. It's going to take quite a bit of programming. I would avoid using PageComments all together and create your own MyDataObjectComment class. Give it a has_one with your DataObject, and give your DataObject a has_many with the Comment object.

Then, on the front end, you'll need to build a form for each one of the objects that gets displayed that runs a script on the DataObject Holder controller to add a comment to the DataObject.

If you're new to SS, it's probably not something you want to take on. I'm happy to code it up for you, but I don't do any pro-bono work, so it would be for a cost.


12 June 2009 at 4:21am Community Member, 16 Posts

Thank you, UncleCheese.

I've been working with SS for a week cause my boss asked me to look for a CMS to use in the studio and I really love how SS works.

I think I'm starting to understand it and you've been really helpful cause, as I said, I've created a new field in pagecommet table for my data object ID and now I was changing all the commets code. I'll start again and I'll create my own class.

Thanks for your offering but I'm so excited with all the SS code and I'll try to do it on my own.

Thx again! :D


12 June 2009 at 5:12am 4085 Posts

Sure. If you get stuck, feel free to post your code.


8 September 2010 at 1:08pm Community Member, 22 Posts


I want to add a comment to my DataObjectManager, what I did:
1. new class DataObjectComment extends PageComment
2. new class DataObjectCommentInterface extends PageCommentInterface
3. added $ has_many in DataObjectManager and $ has_one in DataObjectComment
4. created a form to post comments

form and adding some comments (I added a couple directly to the DB) is displayed on the page, but when you press the "add post" error message
[User Warning] popCurrent called on ModelAsController controller, but it wasn't at the top of the stack

I understand that this is a error, but I do not know how to get around, someone can help?

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