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Custom Form Template - How to display submitted data


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17 August 2010 at 6:25pm (Last edited: 17 August 2010 6:26pm), Community Member, 23 Posts


I have implemented a custom form with custom template. Everything works (email gets sent, data it stored in database).

But I can't figure out how to display the submitted data. How do I list or display the submitted data?

Please see below for my code:


class RegisterPage extends Page {

static $db = array(

   static $has_many = array(
      "Submissions" => "RegisterInterestSubmission"

class RegisterPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

   function init() {
   function RegisterInterestForm() {
      return new RegisterForm($this, 'RegisterInterestForm');

RegisterForm.php - My Custom Form

class RegisterForm extends Form {

   function __construct($controller, $name) {
      // Create fields
      $fields = new FieldSet(
         new TextField('FirstName', 'First Name'),
         new TextField('Surname', 'Surname'),
         new TextField('Email', 'Email')         
      // Create actions
      $actions = new FieldSet(
         new FormAction('doSubmit', 'Submit')
      $validator = new RequiredFields('FirstName', 'Surname', 'Email');
      //return new Form($this, $name, $fields, $actions, $validator);
      parent::__construct($controller, $name, $fields, $actions, $validator);
   function doSubmit($data, $form) {
      $submission = new RegisterInterestSubmission();
   function forTemplate() {
      return $this->renderWith(array(

RegisterInterestSubmission.php - Data object to store submissions

class RegisterInterestSubmission extends DataObject {
   static $db = array(
      'FirstName' => 'Text',
      'Surname' => 'Text',
      'Email' => 'Text'


17 August 2010 at 9:10pm Community Member, 10 Posts

Please note I have little experience in Silverstripe so there may be better options from the community.

From what I know I would suggest you would want to create a new page type which lists the data from the db/session/cookie and use a redirect on the submission page.


You could then display the data in an acceptable form.


17 August 2010 at 9:49pm Community Member, 23 Posts

Thanks for the response but I am try to displaying the submitted data on the admin side. That is, on the CMS.


18 August 2010 at 2:46pm Community Member, 254 Posts

Have you checked out the ModelAdmin class. If you make a class in mysite/code that extends model admin and add in the managed modules array
It should give you CRUD and a nice export to csv option ;)


18 August 2010 at 3:46pm Community Member, 23 Posts

Thank you for the information. But I am not trying to add or edit data here. I simply want to display the data already stored in the database.

I added a new tab "Submission" and then tried using a ComplexTableField to list the data from the data object. That works partially. I get the list of submissions just fine. But when I try to view a row's details, I get an error.

Any pointers or ideas?


19 October 2012 at 11:52pm Community Member, 1 Post

Similar problem: no errors, but list is empty.
Any advice is appreciated!