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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Import from an existing folder - not working?

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17 October 2009 at 5:11am Community Member, 168 Posts

After clicking on a folder in the drop down list of "Import from an existing folder" nothing happens.... any ideas why?

I already uploaded everything to a folder and want to move it for the ImageGallery if I just drag and drop the files to the album folders they don't show up in the "Photos" tab of the module so I thought this would be the best way rather than uploading them all again to the specific album. But no luck...



17 October 2009 at 5:47am 4085 Posts

You should get a spinning wheel while it fetches the files in that folder. Can you replicate the issue on the demo site?


7 May 2010 at 5:58am Community Member, 150 Posts

Hi Uncle Cheese,

Similar problem on SS2.3.7, using DOM2.3 (the zip downloaded via this forum).

When clicking on 'Add photo' button and then on 'Import from an existing folder' -> Select uploads -> Uploads (9 files). I can see the spinner for a moment, but then, nothing comes up...


class Photo extends DataObject
   static $db = array (
'Title' => 'Text'

   static $has_one = array (
'Image' => 'Image',
      'Page' => 'Page'

   public function getCMSFields_forPopup()
      return new FieldSet(
         new ImageField('Image'),
new TextField('Title')


class Photo_Controller extends ContentController {


$idom = new ImageDataObjectManager(
         $this, // Controller
         'Photos', // Source name
         'Photo', // Source class
         array(), // Headings
         'getCMSFields_forPopup' // Detail fields (function name or FieldSet object)
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Photos', $idom);


8 May 2010 at 1:36am 4085 Posts

Can you check Firebug for the error it's throwing and post it up here?


8 May 2010 at 6:25am Community Member, 150 Posts

All I can see is this:

POST http://localhost:8888/ 500 Internal Server Error      611ms   jquery.js (line 2806)
Response Headersview source
Date   Fri, 07 May 2010 18:21:36 GMT
Server   Apache/2.0.59 (Unix) PHP/5.2.6 DAV/2
X-Powered-By   PHP/5.2.6
Expires   Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control   no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma   no-cache
Set-Cookie   PastMember=1; expires=Thu, 05-Aug-2010 18:21:36 GMT; path=/
Content-Length   0
Connection   close
Content-Type   text/html; charset="utf-8"
Request Headersview source
Host   localhost:8888
User-Agent   Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100315 Firefox/3.5.9
Accept   text/html, */*
Accept-Language   en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding   gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset   ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive   300
Connection   keep-alive
X-Requested-With   XMLHttpRequest
Referer   http://localhost:8888/
Content-Length   0
Content-Type   text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Cookie   PastMember=1; PHPSESSID=10f3e7a577dddc5b0988b8f955acea7a


8 May 2010 at 6:52am 4085 Posts

Make sure error reporting is turned on in your PHP configuration so it gives you a readable error rather than a generic 500.


8 May 2010 at 7:02am Community Member, 150 Posts

Ah thanks, sorry. Error is very familiar: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 3922 bytes) in /Users/Menno/Sites/ on line 22

I think I know what this is. An image with resolution > 2000 (in this case 2573px width). [url]See[/url]. Please note that I agree with you that a 8000px wide image is not acceptable. However, 2500px... Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Many, many thanks in advance!


10 May 2010 at 7:21pm Community Member, 150 Posts

UncleCheese, could you give my any direction (sorry, designer, learning every day), where I can create something like this:

If (after upload) GD finds that dimensions of uploaded image are > 2000 pixels, then cancel further processing (remove image) and show user message (sorry, please upload smaller image)...

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